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NY Art Handlers and Sotheby's Resolve Contract

Friday, June 01, 2012

Art handlers and Sotheby's auction house in New York have resolved their contract dispute.

Teamsters Local 814 announced Thursday that workers had voted to approve a new agreement that includes pay raises and maintains health and retirement benefits.

Sotheby's had locked out 42 art handlers and hired temporary workers to replace them last August after the contract expired in July.

The union had said the company wanted to offer buyouts and replace some of the unionized art handlers with nonunion labor.

A telephone message seeking comment from Sotheby's was not immediately returned.

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