Thursday, December 22, 2011

Sotheby's Teamsters to lose health insurance in 9 days

Dave Martinez. The patch says "Occupy Wall Street United We Stand"

Our 42 brothers at Sotheby's lose their health care on Jan. 1 because of those charming people who make hundreds of millions of dollars selling things to the 1 percent.

The New York Observer reports "Sotheby's Is Killing Christmas."
Sotheby’s has yet to let its locked-out workers back in after more than four months off the job due to disagreements over their union contract. So now the workers of the Local 814, the Teamsters union that includes art handlers at Sotheby’s high-end auctionhouse, have launched an email campaign comparing Sotheby’s CEO William Ruprecht to Scrooge and claiming the Teamsters have no money to care for their Tiny Tims. The catalyst? The locked-out workers are on the verge of losing their health insurance.
Publicity like this pressures Sotheby's to do the right thing. So does an online petition, if it generates thousands of signatures. Add yours to the petition here.

Diana Taylor adds insult to injury by serving on the board of Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health. Taylor is a Sotheby's director and girlfriend of Mayor "I have the seventh biggest army in the world" Bloomberg.

Dave Martinez, Sotheby's shop steward, explained why that is such an insult at a gathering of Occupy Wall Street during the Netroots New York confab last weekend.
The Mailman School is committed to principles of social justice and the promotion of health as a fundamental right of all human beings.
Could Diana Taylor be any more clueless? Could Sotheby's be any more heartless?