CHICAGO (CBS) — Workers at the Art Institute and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago are pushing to form a union.
The workers say they want to be part of decisions that affect them.READ MORE: 2 Killed In Lawndale Shooting
They say they can help make the museum and school better places to visit, learn, and work.READ MORE: 'An Important Time For Us': Chicagoans Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month
Thousands of supporters have signed a petition backing their union, Art Institute of Chicago Workers United.MORE NEWS: Downtown Chicago Roadblocks Quell Mexican Independence Day Street Celebrations
Organizers noted that nearly 150 elected officials – including U.S. Sens. Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth (D-Illinois) – have issued a statement of support.