Medieval Times Performers United New Jersey
On July 15, 2022, the show cast actors, stunt performers, and stable hands at Medieval Times in Lyndhurst, New Jersey voted 26 to 11 to join together in union with the American Guild of Variety Artists (AGVA).
Medieval Times employees in New Jersey joined together in union to create a better workplace by addressing:
Management has not recognize our professional expertise and refuses to address our concerns. With our collective voice we can work with management to find solutions to workplace problems and foster a respectful workplace that enhances our experience as well as our guests.
Our castle lacks the necessary security to keep us, the animals involved in the show, and our guests safe. In union, we will collaborate with management to put in place proper security and safety protocols, and to make sure the rules that ensure our safety are enforced.
Our wages have failed to keep up with those in similar positions in our industry and what is necessary for a living wage in Lyndhurst. With our union, we will negotiate for a fair return on our work.
Medieval Times Performers United NJ in the Press
"Medieval Times performers in New Jersey vote to unionize amid statewide trend," CBS New York
"The Knights of Medieval Times Will Carry Union Cards With Their Lances," The New York Times
"Lyndhurst's Medieval Times workers vote to form chain's first union," NorthJersey.com
"Medieval Times N.J. union uprising sees actors duel with overlords on injuries, pay, sword-swinging customers," NJ.com
"Medieval Times Workers In New Jersey Form Company's First Union," HuffPost
"Jousting with management? Medieval Times cast may join NJ’s growing unionized workforce Friday," Gothamist
"Why Medieval Times staff in New Jersey are trying to unionize," CBC
"Medieval Times workers will vote on unionizing," NJ Spotlight News
"Arise, ye workers: The Knights of Medieval Times embark on a noble quest to unionise," The Independent
"Medieval Times Workers Will Vote On Forming The Company’s First Union," HuffPost
Contact Medieval Times Performers United NJ
If you have questions or need to get in touch with our union at the castle in Lyndhurst, NJ, contact us at MTUnitedNJ@gmail.com. Additionally, follow us on social media for updates from our union: