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