Guitar Center Workers Stand Up for Their Rights to Join RWDSU

A group of Guitar Center workers are standing up to Bain Capital to demand their rights to come together with their co-workers to fight for better wages and working conditions.

Workers at the world’s largest musical instrument retailer are standing together for their rights in New York City and other areas across the country. Guitar Center workers at the flagship store in Manhattan have overwhelming support to file and hold an election to have a voice on the job and join the RWDSU.

In 2007 Bain Capital, the world’s largest private asset management firm, acquired Guitar Center and since then has been steadily stripping away pay and benefits from workers. Workers say it’s  getting harder for them to make ends meet on the low wages and so they are speaking out about their working conditions.

Guitar Center workers started an online petition asking Bain Capital and Guitar Center to respect their rights and allow them to join a union without fear of retaliation or harassment. The petition can be signed at


Workers at Guitar Center are standing together for workers’ rights and to have a voice on the job with RWDSU.

Guitar Center is home to the world’s largest selection of popular guitars, basses, amplifiers, keyboards, workstations, drums, percussion, PA systems, DJ equipment, stage lighting, recording software, studio gear, and more.