Mystic, Conn. – The employees of Mystic Seaport today voted down an attempt to form a union.
The vote was 145 to 90.
The election was conducted by the National Labor Relations Board in reaction to a petition filed on July 6, 2012 by AFT Connecticut to organize all non-management employees of the Museum.
“We are very pleased by the outcome of the election. By rejecting the union, our employees indicate they want to continue to have a direct, individual relationship with management and we believe that is the best way for us to work together,” said Mystic Seaport President Steve White. “This has been a very divisive process for the entire staff and the next step is to immediately begin the healing process and address the issues and concerns the organizing process brought forward.”
About Mystic Seaport
Mystic Seaport is the nation’s leading maritime museum. Founded in 1929, it is the home to four National Historic Landmark vessels, including the 1841 whaleship Charles W. Morgan, the oldest American commercial vessel still in existence. For more information, please visit www.mysticseaport.org.