Monday, May 20, 2024

Conde Nast Workers Picketing Now at Museum Warn Monday Trouble: “Meet us at the table or We’ll Meet You at the Met”


Picketing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art is going on right now, even in the rain.

The Conde Nast Union is out there because they say the publisher will not meet them at the bargaining table and hammer out a new contract.

The Union warns that they will be out there tomorrow when Anna Wintour tries to put on her glittery Met Gala. Celebrities will have to walk past these people. If they do, they will incur the wrath of a lot of fans around the world.

What a mess: Conde workers are angry. I knew they would be, seeing that there are layoffs galore while Wintour spends millions on the Kardashians arriving in Halloween costumes.

The Conde Nast Union is out there today supporting the Model Alliance, and the Fashion Workers Act. Models have rights, too! As they point out: “Currently, models work through management companies in New York which, unlike talent agencies, escape licensing and regulation.”

Will models like Kaia Gerber and Gisele Bundchen cross that line tomorrow?

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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