Friday morning, representatives from Local 2110 announced to staff members at the Museum of Modern Art that belong to the union that a “tentative agreement” has been reached with the institution in the staff’s ongoing contract negotiations. A new contract will be voted on at a meeting this coming Monday at 3 p.m., in MoMA’s Roy and Niuta Titus Theater, according to an email from the negotiating committee. The statement sent out to MoMA employees reads:
We are pleased to announce that after a marathon negotiating session, we have reached a tentative agreement on a new union contract. There will be a membership meeting on Monday, June 22 to go over the agreement, discuss it and vote on it. We will distribute a document in the meeting. We appreciate your patience in waiting to hear all of the specific details until the meeting itself. The meeting is a “release time” meeting and we will take as much time as needed to answer questions and have a full discussion.
The MoMA staff belonging to Local 2110 includes curators, educators, visitor assistants, salespeople, registrars, librarians, researchers, designers, photographers, conservators, accountants, and others. They have been staging demonstrations—including at the museum’s spring gala and, more recently, in the office of Glenn Lowry, MoMA’s director—in protest of proposed cuts to their benefits.