NCPH Mini-Con: Organizing Your History Workplace

Virtual Event (Zoom)
August 6, 2022, 9:30 am – 3 pm Eastern time 

Cultural workers, including those in public history fields museums, historical societies, and libraries and archives, have been organizing in increasing numbers over the past decade. The COVID-19 pandemic only accelerated interest among cultural workers in having more control over their working conditions, ensuring economic security for everyone in their workplaces, and addressing workplace inequalities based on race, sex, gender, and ability.

Do you want a better salary, safer working conditions, and less capricious decision-making by management? Then you need a union, and this mini-con brings together six organizers with experience building unions in museums, libraries, and historical societies to tell you how to get started organizing your workplace. Our panelists and workshop leaders have fought powerful boards of trustees, lobbied to change state laws, and won improved working conditions for thousands of cultural workers like you. The one-day mini-con opens with a roundtable where you will learn the basics of forming a union and the challenges you might face, followed by breakout sessions where you will practice organizing conversations, learn to fight back against employers’ anti-union campaigns, or find out what comes after you win your union.

Registration rates:
$10 discount rate (for students, new professionals, contingent workers, and under-unemployed public historians)
$20 general registration (for everyone else)

Register through August 4 at