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Workers who depict Pilgrims seek better pay, job security

November 20, 2017

BOSTON (AP) — Workers at a Massachusetts living history museum that depicts life in 1620 Massachusetts are asking to be treated by 21st century standards.

About 70 unionized workers and management at Plimoth Plantation are at an impasse. The employees include some of the educators and historical interpreters who dress in period costume. They want better job security, better staffing levels and better pay.

The workers are bringing their issues to the attention of the public in time for Thanksgiving, the museum’s busiest day of the year when 2,300 visitors come for a traditional holiday feast.

The workers have held informational pickets outside the nonprofit’s entrance. On Tuesday, they plan to unveil a petition from supporters at Plymouth Rock.

A spokeswoman for the museum says management has been negotiating in good faith.

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