MASS MoCA’s employees are the heart and soul of our institution, and they have the right to choose whether to unionize or not through a democratic process. MASS MoCA’s leadership and Board respect this right and will not oppose or in any way interfere with efforts to organize.
Should MASS MoCA’s employees vote to certify UAW as their union, we have every reason to anticipate excellent labor-management relations, and we will work toward the negotiation of a collective bargaining agreement that is in the shared interest of the institution, our valued staff, and other dedicated stakeholders. Regardless of the outcome of the election, we are committed to ensuring a culture of transparency and accountability and will continue our work together toward an inclusive, equitable, and sustainable future for MASS MoCA and the city of North Adams.
We expect an election and outcome in the month of April and we will keep our community informed throughout this process.