Join the fight for a wall-to-wall union

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Am I eligible to join?

Almost all workers can join, including full-time, part-time, per diem, or seasonal. Groups that are excluded from unionizing are supervisors with the independent judgment to hire, transfer, suspend, lay off, recall, promote, discharge, assign, reward, or discipline other employees, or have a responsibility to direct them or to adjust their grievances, or effectively to recommend such action. If you have questions about your eligibility, don't hesitate to contact a DC 37 Organizer to verify eligibility at 212-815-1095 or

Will management know if I join?

The process to join a union is a confidential one. As stated, DC 37 designations cards will not be shared with MMA management. Our disclosure of union support is a personal and strategic decision. Remember, it is our legal right to support unionizing publicly, and illegal for management to retaliate against us for doing so.

Will I face retaliation for joining?

No. Union organizing is an activity protected by federal law. It is illegal for an employer to fire, discipline, threaten, coerce or intimidate anyone for union activity. We are free to attend organizing meetings, talk to each other about organizing, wear union buttons and T-shirts, or otherwise show public support for the union. DC 37 will file an Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) Charge for any employee whose legal rights to organize are violated under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). Contact DC 37 if your legal right to unionize is violated: 212-815-1095

How do I join DC 37?

The first step is to reach out to an organizer or a coworker involved in the DC 37 unionizing drive. Then you can fill out a DC 37 Designation Card. DC 37 Designation cards will not be shared with museum management. We aim to get a majority of our co-workers to sign. DC 37 staff works with us to verify signatures, better understand workforce concerns, and answer any questions about the unionizing process. Once we gain majority support, DC 37 will provide those cards to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to hold an election to certify our union.

Ready to join the fight?

Get in touch with an organizer or fill out the form below to learn more about the Met campaign.

Anthony Graves

DC 37 Organizer for The Met

By submitting this form, you acknowledge that you may be contacted by a member of the DC 37 organizing team. Please note that submitting this form does NOT mean you are commiting to support DC 37. Your privacy is respected and your information will only be accessible by members of the DC 37 organizing team and committee and will NOT be shared with management.