Inside the Successful Union Campaign at Bernheimer Architecture

Pansy Schulman

Architecture News

September 19, 2022


“Prior to the SHoP campaign, the idea of architects unionizing was largely confined to advocacy efforts of groups like the Architecture Lobby. But a growing, wider labor movement in the white-collar sector, which took root during the pandemic, emboldened a younger generation of architectural workers to follow in the footsteps of successful employee-led efforts at institutions such as Condé Nast and Columbia University. AWU and SHoP employees received a groundswell of support from a large contingent of the architectural community, in which claims of long-standing issues, such as long hours and low pay, deeply resonated.”