Possible strike at the Museums: Cristal Java, a chief negotiator with the union, said talks with the Corporation of Fine Arts Museums, which runs the museums, have dragged on for nine months. She said workers are angry that the museums have seen an increase of $19.6 million in assets over the past two years while proposing to reduce wages for future hires and raise health care costs.
"They are proposing a health care plan that is more expensive for union workers than highly paid management," Java said. "It would be one thing if they were struggling, but they're not struggling."
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