Union Representing Museum Workers Holding A Picket and Rally to Protest Job Cuts
MILWAUKEE - The union representing museum workers plans to hold a picket and rally to protest job cuts.
15 jobs will be lost as part of the museum's restructuring plan, including 14 union employees according to AFSCME Local 526 which is staging the demonstration outside of the museum at 5 p.m. this evening.
The staff reduction comes as the museum president announced a plan to look into moving the museum.
Revenue, membership, and fundraising are up but the museum is a 60-year-old building.
They're comparing the costs of fixing up its current home or building a new one.
"It's a difficult conversation to have because the museum is really beloved in the community and we have to ensure it has a path for future generations," said the Milwaukee Public Museum President Dennis Kois.
Right now, it's too early to tell how much it would cost to move to a new location or where the money would come from.