Locked Out Sotheby's Art Handlers, No. 84 On the Voice List of "Most Powerless New Yorkers," Back On the Job
We guess we'll have to strike the art professionals who handle some of the world's most expensive items when they head to auction from our list of the "100 Most Powerless New Yorkers."
Sotheby's Art Handlers, Back On the Job, Are Not So Powerless Anymore
Crain's reported yesterday that auction house Sotheby's and the Teamsters worked out a deal which allows the art handlers to return to their jobs, following a 10-month long walkout. The new contract will last for three years and include wage increases.
We've been watching the tale of the art handlers over much of the past year, placing them as number 84 on our powerless list last January. This was following months of protest which didn't seem to be getting them anywhere, as the unpaid workers tried to feed their families and make ends with few cards left to play (and as Mayor Bloomberg's girlfriend told them publicly to go to hell).
But their efforts paid off, and now they're back on the job.More »