Arts & Labor and members of the Teamsters Joint Board 16 will read a statement of support for the labor struggle that is happening at the Frieze NY “Rat” Fair at the panel conversation between Suzanne Lacy and Nato Thompson at Frieze on Friday, May 10, at 4 PM.
Join us and stand up for art worker rights—from the studio, to the office, to the building site!
HOW TO GET TO THE FRIEZE RAT FAIR
Arts & Labor is distributing the following letters to artists, panelists, and galleries participating in the Frieze New York art fair. Help us spread the word!
• Letter to panelists
• Letter to artists, gallerists, fair workers, and attendees
Print Out Flyers with these facts and hand them out at the Frieze NY Rat Fair! (quarter sheets)
• Frieze is a for-profit event that pays less than $1/ sq ft to lease city park land for two months.
• Frieze makes art inaccessible to many working New Yorkers with a ticket price of $42 per person.
• Frieze would rather bring in low-wage, non-union labor from WI, than pay NYers a living wage.
• Frieze is the only major NYC art fair using non-union labor to construct its fair.
TELL FRIEZE TO HIRE LOCAL & UNION!
Call the Frieze Office: 212 463 7488
Twitter: #FNY13 #FriezeRatFair @FriezeNewYork
Arts & Labor supports Teamsters Joint Council 16, IATSE Local 829, IATSE Local 1 and District Council 9 of Painters in their demand for hiring local and union labor at Freize Art Fair as well as new permits that evaluate major profit events in NYC public parks.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 16, 2013
Contact: Michael McKeon
LABOR LEADERS TO HOLD PRESS CONFERENCE ON FRIEZE NEW YORK ART FAIR AND CALL UPON ELECTED OFFICIALS TO CHANGE PARKS PERMITTING
Elected officials will join members of Teamsters Joint Council 16, IATSE Local 829, IATSE Local 1 and District Council 9 of Painters, at a press conference on the steps of City Hall Wednesday at 1:00 PM to confront the organizers of the Frieze New York Art show and their local events coordinator, Production Glue, LLC on their continuing discrimination against hiring New York City’s union workers.