Historic Union Election Looming at Art Institute of Chicago

Employees of the Art Institute of Chicago (AIC) and the School of the Art Institute (SAIC) filed representation petitions with the National Labor Relations Board in Chicago. The filing will trigger an election in the coming weeks where employees can vote to officially form their union, Art Institute of Chicago Workers United (AICWU). Employees have asked the museum and school leadership to “remain neutral” as they embark upon the election process. They also asked them “to commit to a free and fair election without interference, misinformation or fear of retaliation from senior leadership.” For more details, read this brief article.