May 1, 2019 – 10:00am – 6:00pm – On exhibit daily; closing TBA
Explore the fascinating history of labor in New York City.
For over two centuries, working people’s movements have shaped New York—and vice versa. Some of the first labor organizations in the country were formed by the city’s artisans in the early 19th century, and some of the nation’s foremost labor leaders have been New Yorkers, from Samuel Gompers and Elizabeth Gurley Flynn to A. Philip Randolph and Sidney Hillman, and more recently John Sweeney and Dennis Rivera.
But working New Yorkers have also struggled with each other over pay, power, and inclusion. New waves of workers—women, immigrants, people of color, and the “unskilled”—have repeatedly defined their own movements for a better life, and in the process remade city life in ways that affect all. City of Workers traces the social, political, and economic story of these diverse workers and their movements in New York through rare documents, artifacts, and footage, and considers the future of labor in the city.
Opening date: May 1, 2019; Closing date: TBA
The Museum and Museum Store are open seven days a week from 10:00 am–6:00 pm. Chalsty’s Café is open daily from 10:00 am–5:00 pm.
Cost: Suggested admission: Adults: $18; Seniors (65+); Students: $12 (with I.D.); Under age 20: Free and Members: Free.
Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue btwn 103rd and 104th Streets
New York NY 10029