Moog music employees seek union for better wages in Asheville, NC

Moog Music Inc.  in downtown Asheville.

Moog Music in Asheville are seeking to unionize, and those leading the effort say an election is forthcoming.

Moog, headquartered in downtown Asheville, is well known for making electronic music synthesizers. Robert Moog invented his famed synthesizer in 1964 and moved his operations from New York to Western North Carolina in 1978.

On June 1, pro-union Moog workers announced their intentions to organize, saying in a news release they hoped to “address unlivable low wages, achieve a voice in the company, and gain just-cause employment protections.”

Starting wages for assemblers, packers, and warehouse workers is $14.10 an hour.

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