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Why New York’s Tenement Museum Workers Decided to Unionize

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Meagan Day recently spoke to Tenement Museum educators Nicole Daniels, Laureen Fredella, and Jackie Wait, who works in advanced sales, about their decision to unionize.

“We’re not really dealing with exploitive workplace conditions, but we do have high turnover, and we’re concerned about that — not just for ourselves, but for the museum as well. We really do care about this organization.”

-Laureen Fredella

Last month, Jacobin editor Micah Uetricht, Jacobin contributor Miles Kampf-Lassin, and I were walking in New York City's Lower East Side when we decided to pop into the gift shop of the Tenement Museum. We were leafing through books about life in New York's immigrant worker housing at the turn of the twentieth century when Micah [...]

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