Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Philadelphia Museum Exposed on National TV For Poor Treatment of Guards

Yesterday, Dynnita Bryant and Fabricio Rodriguez appeared on GRIT TV, a nationally syndicated talk show.

The interview talks about the history of the five year long campaign as well as many of the road blocks that the newly formed Philadelphia Security Officers Union faces in making it to the final victory -- a union contract.

Dynitta Bryant tells a national audience about the favoritism, low-wages and bad working conditions faced by guards at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Fabricio expands the view and puts it into a historical context, comparing the struggle of the PSOU with that faced by the Memphis sanitation workers who went on strike for union recognition in 1968. During this strike, the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr was assassinated.

"The mayor of Memphis told the sanitation workers, 'We won't recognize your union.' That is what they are telling us here at the museum," states Rodriguez.

The Philadelphia Security Officers Union says that this interview signals the launch of the next phase of their campaign at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. PSOU will engage museum members, donors and supporters from across the nation at museum events to encourage CEO Timothy Rub to push AlliedBarton from dragging their feet and toward progress with the union.

Watch the video here...

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