Kidspace United

Dear colleagues,

We, the undersigned employees of Kidspace Children’s Museum, are joining together to form a union as Kidspace United through AFSCME Council 36. As staff, we play an instrumental role in upholding our institution’s mission to serve the needs and interests of children and families through early and accessible education. In order to provide the best services possible for future generations and cultivate an environment that centers the power of joy, we assert that staff must also be taken care of and included as valuable members of the museum’s community.

Since teachers' working conditions are children’s learning conditions, as Kidspace United, we are advocating for:

  • Creating a livable wage that matches living expenses
  • Opportunities to use our diverse wealth of talent and create pathways for advancement that will help us retain talented staff and preserve institutional and cultural knowledge
  • Clearly defined job responsibilities with appropriate workloads
  • Sufficient consistent training and support to ensure staff are successful
  • Greater transparency and a voice in decisions that impact our work at the museum

By working together and building a strong collective voice, we aim to make Kidspace Children’s Museum a better institution for us and all of Pasadena. The sky’s the limit.

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In Solidarity,

Kidspace United Organizing Committee

"I am forming a union because [a union] creates a safe, mutually beneficial environment for all workers; ensures a livable wage and open communication among all positions and encourages long-

"I am forming our union because I believe we deserve livable wages and a voice in decisions that affect our job."

“I am choosing to unionize because we as workers should be compensated for our time and effort enriching our community. We want to feel valued and deserve to be compensated properly.

"I love Kidspace and feel that having a union is the best way to ensure the museum will be able to attract and retain the the highest quality of staff it deserves."

“I value Kidspace, our mission, and the work we do to serve the children and families in our community. I also believe in the power of unions as a voice for workers.”

"I'm supporting our union, Kidspace United, because I believe that all workers should make a living wage and have a strong, valued voice in their workplace."

"When it comes down to choosing between leaving or staying and improving our workplace, the choice is easy. I love my job and I love Kidspace.

"I support our right to unionize because I believe a safe workspace functions on transparency and respect for my time and labor as a worker."

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