ten-month lockout of workers at Sotheby’s
has ended with a new contract! It is not so dramatic, at all,
and you really wonder for what the management was holding
The three-year deal, reached in the last week, boosts
wages 1% in each year, lifts the starting salary to $18.50 an hour,
and maintains the workers’ benefits, according to Jason Ide,
president of Teamsters Local 814, which represents the 42 workers.
Sotheby’s had sought to permanently replace some of the union art
handlers with temporary nonunion workers, but the deal protects the
positions as union jobs, Mr. Ide said.