Museum of Science and Industry workers look to unionize
CHICAGO - The wave of organized labor activity at nonprofits and museums in Chicago continues.
On Wednesday, workers at the Museum of Science and Industry announced their intent to form a union.
The announcement is the first part of a multi-step process to unionize.
At least 30 percent of the museum's 140 employees must agree to move forward.
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Organizers say their goal with unionizing is to win increased pay, improve professional development opportunities, and improve overall workplace health and safety protocols.
If a vote to unionize succeeds, Museum of Science & Industry Workers United would be represented by AFSCME Council 31, which has organized workers at the Field Museum and Art Institute.