[act-ma] Tuesday 6pm Solidarity Needed with Plimouth Plantation workers

Camilo Viveiros camiloviveiros at gmail.com
Mon Nov 20 06:41:46 PST 2017

Plimoth Plantation Workers Deliver Petition to Improve Workplace Conditions

6pm, Tuesday, November 21st, 2017
*Photo Opportunity Available with Plantation Workers*
at Plymouth Rock, 79 Water St., Plymouth, MA 02360


Kate Moore, Chair SAMP (Society of Allied Museum Professionals), UAW Local
2320, cell: 508-237-4592 samp.chair at gmail.com

Plimoth Plantation Workers to Present Petition Supporting Union: Over 1,000
Signatures Have Been Collected In Support of Union Efforts to Improve
Workplace Conditions

PLYMOUTH, MA, November 21, at 6pm SAMP will hold a photo opportunity at
Plymouth Rock to announce their petition drive in support of their efforts
to gain a fair contract.  After almost a year at the negotiating table,
museum management at Plimoth Plantation has yet to reach a contract with
workers who voted to unionize last November. The Society of Allied Museum
Professionals (SAMP, UAW Local 2320) represents Wampanoag and Colonial
Historical Interpreters, artisans in the museum’s Craft Center, as well as
Maintainers. SAMP wants to address issues of job insecurity, low wages,
dangerously low staffing levels, and health and safety concerns.  In person
and online, SAMP has collected over 1,000 signatures, which it plans to
deliver to museum management on Thanksgiving.

Through its petition drive, SAMP hopes to show the community’s support for
Plimoth Plantation workers. As the holiday weekend approaches, the workers
of Plimoth Plantation seek the respect they deserve by reaching a contract
with museum management. The workers of Plimoth Plantation will continue
with courage the fight for a fair contract, better working conditions, and
a living wage

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