On April 30, 2021, The Walters Art Museum (WAM) employees announce they are forming a union as Walters Workers United (WWU), AFSCME Council 67

Workers request a meeting with Walters executive director, Julia Marciari-Alexander (JMA), to discuss voluntary recognition but are denied. JMA insists on workers voting through a union election facilitated by the National Labor Relations Board, which would exclude the security department from joining the union. Union authorization cards have been signed by a majority of eligible workers.

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