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Executive Board Minutes

September 16, 2014 - September 30, 2014

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2014

Meeting called to order at 11:05 a.m. by Financial Vice President Olcott. Present: Executive Board members Brandford, Burridge, Cranshaw, Cutler, Dougherty, Hyde, Schwartz, Sharman, Assistant to the President Bond. President Gagliardi and Recording Vice President O’Connor absent on union business. Sharman taking minutes.

Minutes from September 9, 2014 reviewed. It was moved and seconded to approve the minutes from September 9, 2014 as corrected. Motion carried unanimously.

Financial Vice President Olcott presented a request from Gemini Productions to pay regular rehearsal rates for a Sunday evening rehearsal for their concert “Defiant Requiem” to be performed at Avery Fisher Hall on March 8, 2015. Discussion held. It was moved and seconded to approve the request. Motion carried unanimously.

Olcott presented a request from the Oratorio Society of New York to pay regular rehearsal rates for a Monday evening rehearsal on May 4, 2015. Discussion held. It was moved and seconded to approve the request. Motion carried unanimously.

Olcott reported on a possible concert to be performed by the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas (POA) at Town Hall on a future date to be determined. Discussion held.

President Gagliardi present at 11:28 and assumed the chair. Gagliardi distributed New York City Opera guidelines for a Japan tour in November 2014.Discussion held.

Discussion held on a letter from the Local 802 Musicians Health Fund, dated March 31, 2014, that was sent to health plan participants explaining changes to the health plan as of October 1, 2014.

Gagliardi reported on a meeting held with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra Associates. Discussion held.

Political and Public Relations Director Kremen present at 11:45. Gagliardi reported discussions with Radio City Music Hall management concerning drug testing of new employees. Discussion held.

Gagliardi reported on a recent meeting held with New York City Ballet management. Discussion held.

Kremen reported on primary election results and on November general election races. Kremen requested contributions to the campaigns of Domenic Recchia and Jerry Nadler, candidates for U. S. Congress. Discussion held. Motion made and seconded to contribute $500 to the Recchia for Congress campaign to be paid from the Tempo Federal Political Action Committee. Motion carried unanimously. Motion made and seconded to contribute $500 to the Nadler for Congress campaign to be paid from the Tempo Federal Political Action Committee. Motion carried unanimously.

Kremen presented a request from the Louis Armstrong Center for Music and Medicine for a contribution to their Annual Gala held on September 22, 2014. Discussion held. Motion made and seconded to approve a contribution of $350 to be paid from the Local 802 General Fund to the Louis Armstrong Center for Music and Medicine for a journal ad for their Annual Gala providing that the past practice of hiring musicians without a contract can be mutually resolved. Motion carried unanimously.

Motion made and seconded to endorse Andrew M. Cuomo for New York State Governor. Motion carried unanimously. Motion made and seconded to endorse Kathy Hochul for New York State Lieutenant Governor. Motion carried unanimously. Motion made and seconded to endorse Eric T. Schneiderman for New York State Attorney General. Motion carried unanimously. Motion made and seconded to endorse Thomas P. DiNapoli for New York State Comptroller. Motion carried unanimously. Kremen excused at 12:22 p.m.

Kim Roberts Hedgpeth, Fund Administrator for the Film Musicians Secondary Markets Fund (FMSMF), present at 12:22. Roberts Hedgpeth reported on recent fund changes and fund overview. Discussion held. Roberts Hedgpeth excused 12:32.

Recording Vice President O’Connor present via phone conference at 12:40. Discussion held concerning the Local 802 band engaged for the People’s Climate March to be held on September 21, 2014. Phone conference ended 12:43. Motion made and seconded to contribute $2,317.44 to the Council for Living Music to provide the music for the People’s Climate March on Sunday, September 21, 2014. Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously.

Gagliardi reported on Local 802 Long Island office issues. Discussion held.

Gagliardi presented a leave of absence request from a Broadway musician. Motion made and seconded to approve the leave of absence. Motion carried unanimously.

Meeting adjourned 12:51 p.m.


TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2014

Meeting called to order at 11:07 a.m. Present: President Gagliardi, Financial Vice President Olcott, Recording Vice President O’Connor, Executive Board members Brandford, Burridge, Cranshaw, Cutler, Dougherty, Hyde, Kruvand, Schwartz, Sharman, Assistant to the President Bond.

Minutes from September 16, 2014 reviewed. It was moved and seconded to approve the minutes from September 16, 2014 as corrected. Motion carried unanimously.

President Gagliardi reported that he is interviewing candidates for the vacant organizer/business representative position in the Theater Department.

Gagliardi reported on a grievance at Circle in the Square. Discussion held.

Gagliardi reported on issues at “Finding Neverland.” Discussion held.

Gagliardi reported on a leave of absence issue. Discussion held.

Gagliardi reported on Metropolitan Opera Orchestra issues. Discussion held.

Gagliardi reported on New York City Ballet negotiations. Discussion held.

Gagliardi presented a letter from AFM President Ray Hair requesting his participation in an International Federation of Musicians (FIM) symposium on November 21 and 22 in Budapest, coordinated with a meeting with the British Musicians Union (MU) in London to discuss a videotape agreement and theater issues. Discussion held. It was moved and seconded to approve up to $7,282.05 for expenses to send President Gagliardi to the meetings with FIM and the MU as requested by AFM President Hair, reimbursement to be requested from the Coordinating Advisory Committee (CAC). Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously.

Gagliardi reported on a New York City Opera (NYCO) Orchestra tour to Japan, November 7 through 14, and presented guidelines for wages, benefits and working conditions for the tour. It was moved and seconded to approve the NYCO Orchestra tour guidelines of wages, benefits and working conditions as presented by President Gagliardi. Motion carried unanimously.

Executive Board recessed at 12:43. Brandford excused. Executive Board reconvened at 12:54.

Financial Vice President Olcott presented a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas (POA) for a performance at Town Hall on November 1. Discussion held. It was moved and seconded to approve the MOA with POA. Motion carried unanimously.

Recording Vice President O’Connor reported on a City Council hearing that heard testimony on a non-binding resolution supporting collective bargaining with the city’s major jazz clubs. Discussion held.

O’Connor reported that the vacancy for Director of Organizing and Field Services has been filled.

O’Connor reported on negotiations with Resorts World Casino. Discussion held.

O’Connor reported on a tentative agreement with 54 Below. Discussion held.

O’Connor reported that the Plaza Hotel has announced it will discontinue the piano music for its afternoon tea. Discussion held.

O’Connor reported on a meeting with Greater New York Labor-Religion Coalition Executive Director Rabbi Michael Feinberg. It was moved and seconded to donate $250 to the New York Labor-Religion Coalition. Discussion held. Motion carried. Burridge opposed.

O’Connor reported on the September 21 People’s Climate March. Discussion held.

Local 802 Political and Public Relations Director Kremen present. Kremen presented requests from various organization for donations. Discussion held.

Kremen presented a request from the AFM to help fund its sponsorship for the 2014 Future of Music Coalition Conference. Discussion held.

Kremen reported that Mayor de Blasio signed an executive order expanding the living wage policy for New York City vendors and contractors. Discussion held. Kremen excused.

It was moved and seconded to contribute $500 to help fund the AFM’s sponsorship of the 2014 Future of Music Coalition Conference. Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously.

Executive Board member Schwartz reported on a Content Creators Coalition benefit concert scheduled for October 18. It was moved and seconded to purchase 4 tickets to the benefit concert for a total of $240. Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously.

It was moved and seconded to purchase 3 tickets to the New York State AFL-CIO annual celebration for a total of $750. Motion carried unanimously.

It was moved and seconded to purchase up to 3 tickets for $250 each to the ALIGN Movement Builders Awards on October 23. Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously.

O’Connor presented 4 requests for leaves of absence from Broadway musicians. It was moved and seconded to approve the leaves of absence. Motion carried unanimously.

Olcott presented a request from North/South Consonance to use public service scales for rehearsals and a concert on October 9, 10 and 11. It was moved and seconded to grant the request. Motion carried unanimously.

Assistant to the President Bond presented a Development Production Agreement (DPA) with Reach Out Entertainment for “Mozart: The Rock Opera.” It was moved and seconded to approve the DPA with Reach Out Entertainment. Motion carried unanimously.

Meeting adjourned at 1:58 p.m.

 

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