Seeking support for a resolution at the Canadian Museums Association AGM 2019 in Toronto to address egregious discriminatory pay levels for women working in museums compared to their male collegues.
American Alliance of Museums members are constitutionally prohibited from proposing resolutions on many matters of vital concern at AAM annual meetings. Constitutional amendments to provide expanded rights to members are recommended.
American Alliance of Museums members attending the Annual Meeting in Phoenix are urged to present resolutions directing the AAM to present plans to address gender pay & other working conditions problems in museums.
Encouragement for members of the Canadian Museums Association to bring resolutions aimed at solving poor pay, workers leaving the field, unsustainable overwork, & other quality of working life issues to the CMA Annual General Meeting.
Museum workers need to organise to begin the process of solving chronic poor pay & overwork issues in museum workplaces.
I believe strongly that there must be a sixth Key Issue Area in the ONN Draft Decent Work Charter that will address chronic underfunded expectations, overwork, stress, & the related above-noted deterioration of workers’ mental & physical health. Surely, there can be no “decent” work until we also begin to address the destructive characteristics found in museum and other nonprofit organisation workplaces.
“All that is necessary for evil to exist is for good people to do nothing.” Edmund Burke Survival for museums …