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Related Groups, Initiatives, and Resources[edit]

This wiki page collects information about groups and campaigns working on labor issues in and adjacent to libraries, archives, and museums. Assembled and maintained by the DLF Labor Working Group.

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Each entry below includes at least some of the following elements:

  • Group/campaign name
  • Issues covered
  • Initiatives
  • Resources
  • Bibliography
  • Communication channels

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A Better Guggenheim[edit]

Issues: BIPOC/BAME network, organizing

Resources:

Bibliography:

Communication:

AFSCME[edit]

Issues: unions

Initiatives: Cultural Workers United

Resources:

Bibliography:

Communication:

AFT Academics[edit]

Issues: COVID-19, organizing, unions

Initiatives:

Resources:

Bibliography:

Communication:

Akron Art Museum Accountability[edit]

Issues: organizing, signal boosting

Communication: Twitter

American Alliance of Museums[edit]

Issues: hiring, salaries, volunteers, gender equity

Resources:

Bibliography:

Communication:

American Association of University Professors[edit]

Issues: temporary positions, unions

Initiatives:

Resources:

Bibliography: Reports & Publications

Communication:

American Historical Association[edit]

Issues: hiring, temporary position, unions

Resources:

Bibliography: Statement on Right to Engage in Collective Bargaining (2019)

Communication:

American Library Association Allied Professional Association (ALA-APA)[edit]

Issues: advancement, salaries, unions

Initiatives:

Resources:

Bibliography:

Communication:

Archives & Records Association (UK)[edit]

Issues: salaries, volunteers

Initiatives: Pay Review 2018

Resources:

Archival Workers Emergency Fund[edit]

Issues: COVID-19, funding, temporary positions

Initiatives:

Resources: Resources for Displaced Archival Workers

Bibliography: Open Letter to the Archival Community re: Police Brutality

Communication: Twitter

Archive Staff Impact During COVID-19[edit]

Issues: COVID-19

Initiatives: Tracking spreadsheet

Archivist Salary Advocacy[edit]

Issues: salaries

Resources: Salary Spreadsheet

Communication: Google Group

Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York[edit]

Issues: hiring, internships, salaries

Resources: COVID-19 Resources

Bibliography: New Job Submission Policy

Communication:

ARLIS/NA Advocacy & Public Policy Committee[edit]

Issues: hiring, internships, salaries

Initiatives: News Alerts (see “Workplace” section)

Bibliography: Statement on Staff Reductions in Art Museum Libraries and Visual Resources Collections (December 2013)

Art + Museum Transparency[edit]

Issues: internships, salaries, unions

Resources:

Communication:

Artists for Workers[edit]

Issues: organizing, signal boosting

Initiatives:

Communication:

Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA), AFL-CIO[edit]

Issues: BIPOC/BAME network, COVID-19, funding, unions

Initiatives:

Resources:

Bibliography:

Communication:

Association of Art Museum Directors[edit]

Issues: internships, salaries

Initiatives: Annual salary survey

Bibliography: Association of Art Museum Directors Passes Resolution Urging Art Museums to Provide Paid Internships (June 20, 2019)

Communication:

Australian Library and Information Association[edit]

Issues: mentoring, salaries, temporary positions, volunteers

Initiatives:

Resources:

Bibliography:

Communication:

BIPOC Library Residents Mutual Aid[edit]

Issues: COVID-19, mutual aid, temporary positions

Initiatives:

Bibliography: COVID Residents Open Letter

Campaign for a Better MIT[edit]

Issues: benefits, salaries, temporary positions, unions

Initiatives: Forming a union: Support the MIT Library Workers

Communication:

Canadian Association of University Teachers / Association canadienne des professeures et professeurs d’université (CAUT)[edit]

Issues: COVID-19, unions

Initiatives: Librarians' and Archivists' Committee

Resources:

Bibliography:

Communication:

Coalition on the Academic Workforce[edit]

Issues: temporary positions

Resources: A Portrait of Part-Time Faculty Members: A Summary of Findings on Part-Time Faculty Respondents to the Coalition on the Academic Workforce Survey of Contingent Faculty Members and Instructors (2012)

Collections on Contract[edit]

Issues: temporary positions

Initiatives:

Communication:

Collective Responsibility: National Forum on Labor Practices for Grant-Funded Digital Positions[edit]

Issues: temporary positions

Initiatives:

  • advocacy toolkit
  • network for contingent workers
  • How to Talk About Collective Responsibility at Work

Resources:

Bibliography:

Communication:

Community of Industrial Relations Librarians[edit]

Issues: unions

Resources:

Bibliography: Committee of University Industrial Relations Libraries (April 1971)

Communication:

Creating National Library Worker Union[edit]

Issues: organizing, unions Initiatives:

Crowd Consortium[edit]

Issues: volunteers

Resources: Best Practices for Crowdsourcing Across the Disciplines (May 6, 2015)

Culture Workers Education Center[edit]

Issues: internships, organizing, mutual aid, salaries & wages, signal boosting, temporary positions, unions

Initiatives:

Resources: Resources

Communication:

CUNY Adjunct Project[edit]

Issues: organizing, temporary positions

Initiatives:

Resources:

Bibliography: Toward a Just Contract, Vol. 1 (June 2017)

Communication:

Death to Museums[edit]

Issues: COVID-19

Initiatives: Dialogue series

Communication:

Department for Professional Employees, AFL-CIO[edit]

Issues: gender equity, organizing, student loan debt, temporary positions, unions

Initiatives:

Resources:

Bibliography:

Communication:

Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) Staff Action[edit]

Issues: organizing

Initiatives:

Resources: Q&A: Staff Satisfaction Surveys and upcoming Town Halls

Communication:

Dismantle the National WWII Museum[edit]

Issues: BIPOC/BAME network, organizing

Bibliography: * Open letter

Communication:

DLF Labor Working Group[edit]

Issues: COVID-19, hiring, salaries, temporary positions

Resources:

Communication:

Emergency Workplace Organizing Committee[edit]

Issues: COVID-19, organizing

Initiatives: Organize your Workplace against COVID-19 / Organice su lugar de trabajo contra el COVID-19

Resources: Orientation Guide

EveryLibrary Institute[edit]

Issues: COVID-19, funding

Initiatives: Help a Library Worker Out (HALO) Fund

Communication:

Fair Museum Jobs[edit]

Issues: COVID-19, hiring, internships, salaries, volunteers

Initiatives: Our Campaigns - a list of the organisations we’ve contacted, why contacted them, and how they responded

Resources: Resources

Bibliography:

Communication:

Front of House in Museums (FoHMuseums)[edit]

Issues: COVID-19, temporary positions, valuing labor

Initiatives:

Resources: Front of House in Museums Survey 2019

Bibliography:

Communication:

Gender Equity in Museums Movement[edit]

Issues: gender equity

Resources:

Bibliography:

Communication:

Graduate Employees' Organization 3550 (University of Michigan)[edit]

Issues: COVID-19, disability, gender equity, organizing, unions

Initiatives:

Resources:

Bibliography:

Communication:

Graduate Employees' Organization at UIUC[edit]

Issues: COVID-19, organizing, unions

Resources:

Bibliography: Member Communications

Communication:

Green Book for Libraries[edit]

Issues: BIPOC/BAME network

Resources:

Communication: Contact Form

Guggenheim Union (IUOE Local 30)[edit]

Issues: unions

Initiatives: #DoBetterGuggenheim

Communication: Twitter

Hiring Librarians[edit]

Issues: hiring, salaries

Initiatives:

Resources:

Humanities Technology (UCLA)[edit]

Issues: internships, temporary positions

Resources: A Student Collaborators’ Bill of Rights (June 8, 2015) || ||

Communication:

IAM MAM[edit]

Issues: organizing, unions

Initiatives: Union drive at the Milwaukee Art Museum

Communication:

The Incluseum[edit]

Initiatives:

Resources:

Communication:

Indebted Cultural Workers[edit]

Issues: salaries & wages, signal boosting

Resources: Indebted Cultural Workers: Calculate your salary

Communication: Twitter

Indiana Graduate Workers Coalition[edit]

Issues: COVID-19, organizing, salaries, unions Initiatives: Essential Workers, Essential Rights

Resources:

Bibliography:

Communication:

Information Maintainers[edit]

Initiatives: advocacy toolkit

Bibliography: Information Maintenance as a Practice of Care: An Invitation to Reflect and Share (June 17, 2019)

Communication: Google Group

Institute for Research on Labor and Employment (UC Berkeley)[edit]

Issues: COVID-19, internships, organizing, temporary positions, unions

Initiatives:

Resources:

Bibliography:

Communication:

Institute of Museums Against All Fucked Up Social Systems[edit]

Warning: animated interface

Issues: COVID-19

Initiatives:

Communication:

Kenyon Student Worker Organizing Committee[edit]

Issues: organizing, unions

Initiatives: wall-to-wall union drive

Communication:

Labor Notes[edit]

Issues: unions

Resources:

Communication:

LACUNY[edit]

Issues: COVID-19, mutual aid

Initiatives: LACUNY Mutual Aid Network

Bibliography:

Libraries for All STL[edit]

Issues: COVID-19

Initiatives: We Need Libraries For All: Demand Black Lives Matter at St Louis County Libraries

Bibliography:

Communication:

LibrariesResist[edit]

Issues: COVID-19, mutual aid

Resources:

Communication:

Library Salaries Inequity[edit]

Issues: salaries

Resources: resource list

Make the Road New York[edit]

Issues: COVID-19, organizing

Initiatives:

Resources:

Bibliography:

All publications

Communication:

MCAccountable[edit]

Issues: BIPOC/BAME network, organizing

Initiatives:

Communication:

MFA Boston Mutual Aid Fund Steering Committee[edit]

Issues: COVID-19, mutual aid, organizing

Initiatives: MFA Boston Staff Mutual Aid Fund

Resources: How to start a museum mutual aid fund

Bibliography: Open Source Solidarity: Starting a Mutual Aid Fund at Your Museum

Communication: Email

Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (MARAC)[edit]

Issues: mentoring, mutual aid

Initiatives:

Communication:

MOCAD Resistance[edit]

Issues: organizing, temporary positions

Bibliography:

Communication:

Modern Language Association[edit]

Issues: hiring, salaries, temporary positions

Initiatives:

Bibliography:

Communication:

Motion Picture Editors Guild (IATSE MPEG Local 700)[edit]

Issues: organizing, unions Initiatives:Education

Resources:

Bibliography:

Communication:

Movement for Black Lives[edit]

Issues: BIPOC/BAME network, COVID-19, temporary positions, unions

Initiatives:

Resources:

Communication:

Museum Detox[edit]

Issues: COVID-19, BIPOC/BAME network

Initiatives:

Resources: Coronavirus Covid-19: Information and guidance

Communication:

Museum Staff Impact During COVID-19[edit]

Issues: COVID-19

Initiatives: tracking spreadsheet

Museum Workers Speak[edit]

Issues: COVID-19, funding, mutual aid

Initiatives:

Resources: Resources

Bibliography: Statement (May 1, 2020)

Communication:

Music Library Association[edit]

Issues: COVID-19

Initiatives: MLA Emergency Relief Fund

Resources: MLA Survey of Personnel Characteristics (2009)

Communication:

National Council on Public History[edit]

Issues: hiring

Resources: Best Practices in Public History: Job Postings (March 2019)

Communication:

National Emerging Museum Professionals Network[edit]

Issues: hiring, salaries

Initiatives:

Communication:

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County Workers[edit]

Issues: unions

Communication: Twitter

New England Archivists[edit]

Issues: temporary positions

Initiatives: New England Archivists Contingent Employment Study (January 2017)

Bibliography: NEA Statement on Contingent Employment (2018)

Communication:

New Museum Union (UAW Local 2110)[edit]

Issues: COVID-19, organizing, unions

Initiatives:

Resources:

Bibliography:

Communication:

Northwest Archivists[edit]

Issues: internships

Initiatives:

Resources:

Bibliography:

Communication

OrganizingLIS[edit]

Issues: hiring, internships, salaries, signal boosting, temporary positions, unions

Communication: Twitter

Philadelaphia Museum of Art Union (with AFSCME DC 47)[edit]

Issues: organizing, unions

Initiatives:

Resources: Frequently Asked Questions

Bibliography:

Communication:

Postdoctoral Laborers Group[edit]

Issues: temporary positions

Resources: Postdoctoral Bill of Rights (April 9, 2019)

Communication: Google Group

Precarity in Libraries[edit]

Issues: temporary positions

Resources:

Bibliography:

Communication: Twitter

Progressive Librarians Guild[edit]

Issues: salaries, temporary positions, unions

Communication:

Protect Library Workers[edit]

Issues: COVID-19, organizing

Initiatives:

Resources:

Communication:

Public Higher Education Workers[edit]

Issues: COVID-19, organizing, unions

Bibliography: Public Higher Education Workers (PHEW) Foundational Principles

Communication: Twitter

Rutgers AAUP-AFT[edit]

Issues: COVID-19, union

Initiatives:

Resources:

Bibliography:

Communication:

Society of American Archivists Accessibility & Disability Section[edit]

Issues: accessibility of work environment, disability equity, hiring, salaries, temporary positions

Resources:

Communication:

Society of American Archivists Committee on Public Awareness[edit]

Issues: salaries, signal boosting, student loan debt

Initiatives: Responses & Retrospectives series on ArchivesAWARE blog

Bibliography:

Communication:

Society of American Archivists Council[edit]

Issues: internships, volunteers

Initiatives:

Resources:

Bibliography: Only Paid Internships to Be Posted to the SAA Career Center (July 9, 2019)

Society of American Archivists Issues & Advocacy Section[edit]

Issues: salaries, temporary positions

Initiatives: Temporary Labor Survey

Resources: Advocacy Toolkit

Bibliography: Archivists on the Issues: Rare & Ephemeral: a snapshot of full-time New England archives jobs, 2018-2019

Communication:

Society of American Archivists Students and New Archives Professionals Section[edit]

Issues: internships, hiring

Initiatives:

Communication:

Society of American Archivists Women Archivists Section[edit]

Issues: gender equity, salaries

Resources: The 2017 WArS/SAA Salary Survey: Initial Results and Analysis

Society of California Archivists[edit]

Issues: hiring, internships, salaries, temporary positions, unions

Initiatives: Task Force on Labor Issues within the Profession (2019-2021)

Bibliography: Statement in Support of Temporary Archivists at UCLA

Communication:

Society of Southwest Archivists[edit]

Issues: salaries

Resources: Archives Regional Salary Research

Bibliography:

Communication:

Tactical Tech[edit]

Issues: organizing

Initiatives:

Resources:

Bibliography: Investigate (case studies)

Communication:

Tech Workers Coalition[edit]

Issues: unions

Resources:

Communication:

UAW Local 2110[edit]

Issues: organizing, unions

Resources:

Bibliography: Getting Serious: Organizing White Collar Workers (Winter 2015)

UC-AFT Unit 17 (UC Librarians)[edit]

Issues: unions

Initiatives: Precarity, academic freedom, professional development, working conditions, housing, and the next contract

Resources:

Communication:

UCLA Six (Temporary Librarians)[edit]

Issues: temporary positions

Initiatives: Open Letter (June 2018)

Bibliography:

Communication: TinyLetter

United Academics[edit]

Issues: organizing, temporary positions, unions

Initiatives:

Resources:

Bibliography: Resolutions

Communication:

University of California COLA Movement[edit]

Issues: COVID-19, organizing, salaries

Initiatives:

Resources:

Bibliography:

Communication:

United Academics of the University of Oregon[edit]

Issues: salaries, temporary positions, unions

Resources:

Bibliography:

Communication:

United Campus Workers of Virginia[edit]

Issues: COVID-19, organizing, unions

Initiatives:

Resources:

Bibliography:

Communication:

United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America (UE)[edit]

Issues: COVID-19, organizing, unions

Initiatives:

Resources:

Bibliography:

Communication:

United Museum Workers[edit]

Issues: organizing, unions

Initiatives: United Museum Workers Organizing Campaign

Communication:

University of Western Ontario Faculty Association (UWOFA)[edit]

Issues: benefits, salaries, temporary positions, unions

Resources:

Communication:

University Professional and Technical Employees, CWA 9119 (UPTE-CWA 9119)[edit]

Issues: organizing, unions

Resources: Handbook for Fair Pay

Communication:

We Here[edit]

Issues: BIPOC/BAME network, COVID-19

Initiatives:

Resources:

Bibliography: up//root

Communication:

WITNESS[edit]

Issues: COVID-19, organizing

Initiatives:

Resources:

Communication:

Workers for Workers[edit]

Issues: organizing, temporary positions

Initiatives:

Resources:

Communication:

You Ought to Be Ashamed[edit]

Issues: hiring, salaries, signal boosting, temporary positions, volunteers

Initiatives: job posting reviews

Communication: blog