Support for Art Handlers at Terry Dowd

Please read the below statement from Local 705 and please come out and join us FRIDAY 11am- 3pm for a day of informational flyering at MANA FINE ART in Jersey City.

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Terry Dowd, Inc. is a large specialty moving, installation, and warehousing, company focusing on the high end art niche nationally.

About a year ago the art handlers/installers/transporters/warehouse at Terry Dowd were certified here in Chicago as a bargaining unit.  That seems to be the easy part. Getting to a meaningful first contract is the struggle.

Teamsters 705 has kicked off a contract campaign taking the issues raised by the employees to the public.  As you may imagine, irregular on call hours, low wages in the $14-15 range combined with insurance payments by employees of nearly $5000 a year, just don’t make it.

We have been leafleting premiere locations such as the Denver Santa Fe Ave Art shows, the Detroit Henry Ford Museum, and the Chicago Art Institute.  The impact has been positive at the bargaining table but the economics are still out there.

We need volunteers for Friday, November 20, 11 am to 3 pm.
Location:
Mana Fine Arts Building
888 Newark Ave.
Jersey City, NJ

WE HAVE NO DISPUTE WITH MOISHE MANA, THIS IS STRICTLY INFORMING THE PUBLIC WE HAVE AN ISSUE WITH TERRY DOWD, INC.

Press:

Art handlers to vote on union representation, Chicago Tribune, April 2014

Allegations Emerge Against Mana-Terry Dowd for Intimidating Art Handlers, ArtFCity, April 2014