Jessica Fuentes talks with Dallas’ Darryl Ratcliff about the rise of unions for arts and culture workers.
“Ultimately, we’re all served by a more engaged public, and we’re all served by taking care of people. And I know that our large institutions and their supporters want to do that, and sometimes it is up to us as artists, as culture workers, as people who are more on the ground, to help lead the way.”
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