Locked-out Teamster Art-handlers Talk About Their Work

October 25, 2011: Locked-out Teamster art-handlers talk about their role in the world of high-end art auctions, and how they feel about the work they so artfully handle.

There is a right way and a wrong way to pick up a $15,000 chair that was made in 18th century France. According to Sotheby’s art handler Luis Baucage, this kind of knowledge matters when you’re handling high-priced antiques. “But there’s more than a price tag underneath the cushion,” Baucage cautioned. “There’s an entire history to learn.”

Click here to read the full story from Channel 13 Metro Focus about the work of locked-out Teamsters at Sotheby's auction house.

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