09/14/2012 03:30 pm ET Updated Nov 14, 2012

San Francisco Battles With Museum Union

Sotheby's and its art handlers may have resolved their 10-month contract dispute earlier this year, but the labor fight is alive and well in the art world, and its current locus is San Francisco.

The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, which encompasses both the de Young Museum and the Legion of Honor, are currently engaged in a dispute with Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 1021 over the contract of a group of 94 museum employees. The struggle has actually been going on for roughly a year already, but it has received little coverage.