Wednesday, December 7, 2011
We have shown Sotheby’s the love before on this blog. Perhaps it was the financial difficulties attendant to Sotheby’s onerous SEC obligations that has led the corporation to try to save in other areas. Regardless of the cause, Sotheby’s and its unionized employees have been engaged in a protracted labor dispute. According to the New York Times, art handlers for Sothebys have been locked out since August.
Members of the union decided to up the pressure on the corporation recently by confronting a member of Sotheby’s board, Diana L. Taylor, a/k/a New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s girlfriend. The result was not pretty. According to the New York Times, Ms. Taylor told Sotheby's president and chief executive that if acceded to any of the union's demands, "I will resign from the board."
Here’s the video.