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Anyhoo, we received this advisory from the OWSers early this morning:
For Planning Purposes Only: Contact: Harrison Magee 917 803 3296October 17, 2011MEDIA ADVISORYAfter being locked out from their jobs by auction house Sotheby’s on Aug. 1 over a contract dispute, Teamster art handlers will rally with activists from the ongoing Occupy Wall Street protests and other union members to demand that the company return to the negotiating table and settle a fair contract.
Among its demands, Sotheby’s, whose CEO Bill Ruprecht is paid approximately $60,000 a day, wants the art handlers to give up their 401K plan and work a reduced 36-hour week, effectively a 10 percent wage cut. The company also wants to cap workers’ overtime, eliminate certain titles that pay more, and, in initial bargaining, wanted workers to give up their right to sue over charges of discrimination.
What: Sotheby’s art handlers – all members of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 814 – and their supporters will rally to demand an immediate end to the lockout and fair contract for workers
When: 1:30PM, Tuesday Oct. 18, 2011
Where: Sotheby’s1334 York AvenueNew York, NY
Who: Sotheby’s art handlers and their community and labor allies30-30-30