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Executive Board Minutes

September 15, 2015 - October 27, 2015

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2015

Meeting called to order at 11:08 a.m. Present: President Gagliardi, Financial Vice President Olcott, Recording Vice President O’Connor, Executive Board members Brandford, Cranshaw, Dougherty, Hyde, Kruvand, Schwartz, Sharman. Minutes from September 8, 2015 reviewed. It was moved and seconded to approve the minutes from September 8, 2015 as corrected. Motion carried unanimously.

President Gagliardi reported on a grievance with the Broadway League. Discussion held. Gagliardi reported on Metropolitan Opera Orchestra matters. Discussion held.

Gagliardi presented a request from the National Asian Artists Project to allow rehearsals for a Club Date single engagement performance on October 5 to be done at the Concert Single Engagement rates. Discussion held. It was moved and seconded to grant the request. Motion carried unanimously.

Gagliardi reported on an arbitration expense for a grievance with the Broadway League. Discussion held.

Financial Vice President Olcott reported on a rally in Hartford on September 9 to support Hartford Symphony musicians engaged in contract negotiations. Discussion held.

Olcott reported on freelance orchestra matters. Olcott reported on various musical engagements planned in conjunction with the papal visit to New York the week of September 21. Discussion held.

Recording Vice President O’Connor reported on internal organizing efforts with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. Discussion held. O’Connor reported on negotiations with the Afro Latin Jazz Alliance. O’Connor reported on negotiations with Jewish Club Date employers. Discussion held.

O’Connor reported on the representation election for Avatar Studio engineers scheduled for September 18.

Executive Board member Schwartz reported on the Future of Music Coalition Summit in Washington, DC October 25-27. Discussion held.

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.

Local 802 Business Rep Friedman present. Friedman presented a request from the Senior Musicians Association to use public service scales for 2 additional rehearsals for a concert on October 12. Friedman excused. It was moved and seconded to grant the request. Motion carried unanimously.

Local 802 Director of Organizing and Field Services Russell-Brown present. Russell-Brown presented a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with Bay Street Theatre. Discussion held. Russell-Brown excused. It was moved and seconded to approve the MOA with Bay Street Theatre. Motion carried unanimously.

Discussion held on the 2015 Labor Day Parade.

Olcott reported on the Eastern Conference of Musicians on October 2-4. Discussion held.

Meeting adjourned at 12:43 p.m.


TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2015

Meeting called to order at 11:07 a.m. by Financial Vice President Olcott. Present: Olcott, Recording Vice President O’Connor, Executive Board members Brandford, Burridge, Cranshaw, Dougherty, Hyde, Kruvand, Schwartz, Assistant to the President Bond. Minutes from September 15, 2015 reviewed. It was moved and seconded to approve the minutes from September 15, 2015 as corrected. Motion carried unanimously.

Financial Vice President Olcott reported on the upcoming Eastern Conference of Musicians in Greenwich, CT October 2-4. Discussion held.

Recording Vice President O’Connor reported that Local 802 won its National Labor Relations Board election with Avatar Studios by a large majority of votes cast. Discussion held.

O’Connor reported on negotiations with the Organization of Union Representatives, the union representing Local 802’s Organizers and Business Reps. Discussion held.

Local 802 Building Supervisor Little present. Little reported on the state of the building’s air conditioning system. Discussion held. Little excused.

O’Connor reported on the cost of hiring a band for the 2015 Labor Day Parade. It was moved and seconded to contribute $2,372.73 to the Council for Living Music to pay musicians who played for the Labor Day Parade, to be paid from the public relations budget. Motion carried unanimously. O’Connor presented an invoice for $2,721.87 from Bond Parade Floats for Local 802’s Labor Day Parade float. It was moved and seconded to pay the invoice. Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously.

O’Connor reported on the AFM suit and the public leverage campaign against KIDAM to recover wages and benefits from the taping of musicians at the Winter Jazz Festival. Discussion held.

Executive Board member Kruvand gave a report from the membership meeting subcommittee. President Gagliardi present at 12:06 p.m. Discussion held. Kruvand presented a budget for refreshments at the October membership meeting. Discussion held.

Gagliardi reported on the Mid-America Conference of Musicians scheduled for October 11-13 in Iowa. Discussion held. Gagliardi requested a one class upgrade for his travel to the Mid-America Conference of Musicians. It was moved and seconded to approve the upgrade. Motion carried unanimously.

Gagliardi presented an invitation from the Recording Musicians Association (RMA), Los Angeles chapter to attend RMA Night on September 26. Discussion held.

Gagliardi presented a request from the AFM to help fund its sponsorship for the 2015 Future of Music Coalition Policy Summit on October 26 and 27. Discussion held. It was moved and seconded to contribute $500 to help fund the AFM’s sponsorship of the 2015 Future of Music Coalition Policy Summit. Motion carried unanimously.

Executive Board member Cranshaw reported on the Tenants PAC event that took place in the club room on September 18.

O’Connor presented 2 requests for leaves of absence from Broadway musicians. It was moved and seconded to approve the leaves of absence. Motion carried unanimously.

Executive Board member Schwartz presented a budget for hotel, travel and per diem for his attendance at the 2015 Future of Music Coalition Summit in Washington, DC. It was moved and seconded to approve up to $1,900 for the above expenses, reimbursement to be requested from the Coordinating Advisory Committee (CAC). Motion carried unanimously.

Meeting adjourned at 12:48 p.m.


TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2015

Meeting called to order at 11:05 a.m. by Financial Vice President Olcott. Present: Olcott, Recording Vice President O’Connor, Executive Board members Brandford, Cranshaw, Cutler, Dougherty, Hyde, Kruvand, Sharman, Assistant to the President Bond. President Gagliardi absent on union business. Minutes from September 22, 2015 reviewed. It was moved and seconded to approve the minutes from September 22, 2015 as corrected. Motion carried unanimously.

Assistant to the President Bond reported on this year’s Local 802 Theatre Festival program. Executive Board member Burridge present at 11:14. Discussion held.

Financial Vice President Olcott presented a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with the American Symphony Orchestra (ASO). Discussion held. It was moved and seconded to approve the MOA with ASO. Motion carried unanimously. Discussion held on Distinguished Concerts International and organizing in the symphonic field. Olcott reported on Eastern Conference planning. Discussion held.

Recording Vice President O’Connor reported on Avatar Studios organizing. Discussion held. O’Connor presented a bill from an arbitrator in the amount of $9,645.90 for a Broadway grievance. It was moved and seconded to pay the bill. Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously.

O’Connor presented a proposal for two Local 802 non-bargaining unit employees to attend courses at Cornell University as part of Local 802’s implementation of a revised anti-discrimination policy for its employees and officers. It was moved and seconded to approve $4,403 to pay for the above mentioned Cornell courses. Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously.

Local 802 Electronic Media Services Department Representative Pawlo present. Pawlo presented a Limited Pressing Agreement (LPA) with Sh-K-Boom Records for the recording of the production of “Daddy Long Legs.” Discussion held. Pawlo presented a LPA with York Theatre for the recording of the production of “Rothschild and Sons.” Discussion held. Pawlo excused. It was moved and seconded to approve the LPA with Sh-K-Boom Records. Motion carried unanimously. It was moved and seconded to approve the LPA with York Theatre. Motion carried unanimously.

O’Connor reported on Local 802’s music booking company, First Choice Musicians. Discussion held. Discussion held on AFM Local 16-248’s contract with the Paper Mill Theatre.

O’Connor presented 2 requests for leaves of absence from Broadway musicians. It was moved and seconded to approve the leaves of absence. Motion carried unanimously.

Meeting adjourned at 12:57 p.m.


TUESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2015

Meeting called to order at 11:09 a.m. by Financial Vice President Olcott. Present: Olcott, Recording Vice President O’Connor, Executive Board members Brandford, Burridge, Cranshaw, Dougherty, Schwartz, Assistant to the President Bond. Minutes from September 29, 2015 reviewed. It was moved and seconded to approve the minutes from September 29, 2015 as submitted. Motion carried unanimously.

Discussion held on Avatar Studios.

Financial Vice President Olcott reported on the Eastern Conference of Musicians, which took place October 2-4. Discussion held. It was moved and seconded to contribute $3,178.69 to the Council for Living Music for musicians hired for the Easter Conference. Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously.

Olcott reported on “Best Night Ever.” Executive Board member Hyde present at 11:37. Discussion held.

The Radio City production of “Back to the Future” discussed.

Recording Vice President O’Connor reported on hotels covered by the Local 802 Hotel Agreement who have recently reintroduced music programming. O’Connor further reported on organizing in hotels not covered by the Hotel Agreement. Discussion held.

O’Connor reported on the recent hire of an organizer.

Olcott reported on Westchester Philharmonic matters. Discussion held.

Executive Board member Schwartz reported on the Emergency Relief Fund finances.

Local 802 Controller Camiolo present. Camiolo presented July financials. Discussion held. Camiolo excused.

Assistant to the President Bond presented a collective bargaining agreement (CBA) with the Transport Group Theatre Company. Discussion held. It was moved and seconded to approve the CBA with the Transport Group Theatre Company. Motion carried unanimously. Bond presented a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with the Irish Repertory Theatre. Discussion held. It was moved and seconded to approve the MOA with the Irish Repertory Theatre. Motion carried unanimously.

Membership meeting dates for 2016 were discussed.

O’Connor presented 2 requests for leaves of absence from Broadway musicians. It was moved and seconded to approve the leaves of absence. Motion carried unanimously.

Meeting adjourned at 1:06 p.m.


TUESDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2015

Meeting called to order at 11:16 a.m. Present: President Gagliardi, Financial Vice President Olcott, Recording Vice President O’Connor, Executive Board members Brandford, Cranshaw, Dougherty, Hyde, Kruvand, Schwartz, Sharman, Assistant to the President Bond. Minutes from October 6, 2015 reviewed. It was moved and seconded to approve the minutes from October 6, 2015 as corrected. Motion carried unanimously.

Gagliardi reported on the scheduled nonunion performance of “Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses” at Barclays Center tonight. Discussion held. It was moved and seconded to authorize payment from the Local 802 strike fund to AFM members who refuse to play the “Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses” engagement. Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously.

Gagliardi reported on a meeting with the American Guild of Musical Artists regarding the New York City Opera. Discussion held. Gagliardi reported on the Mid-America Conference of Musicians that was held in Altoona, IA. Discussion held.

Financial Vice President Olcott reported on Long Island Philharmonic (LIP) requests to use public services rates for four concerts. It was moved and seconded to approve public service scales for LIP concerts on November 9, December 1, December 3 and April 21. Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously.

Local 802 Club Room use policy discussed.

It was moved and seconded to approve the request for reimbursement by the Coordinating Advisory Committee (CAC) of $ 4337.50 for labor courses taken by Executive Board member Kruvand at the Murphy Institute for Worker Education and Labor Studies. Discussion held.

Gagliardi presented the CAC minutes from October 6, 2015. It was moved and seconded to concur with the CAC minutes from October 6, 2015. Motion carried unanimously.

Local 802 Counsel Mars present. Mars presented a tentative collective bargaining agreement with the Jewish Club Date employers. Discussion held. Mars excused.

Director of Organizing and Field Services Russell-Brown reported on plans to protest the “Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses” engagement. Discussion held.

O’Connor presented a request for a leave of absence from a Broadway musicians. It was moved and seconded to approve the leave of absence. Motion carried unanimously.

Paper Mill Playhouse matters discussed.

Meeting adjourned at 1:12 p.m.


TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2015

Meeting called to order at 11:03 a.m. by Financial Vice President Olcott. Present: Olcott, Recording Vice President O’Connor, Executive Board members Brandford, Cutler, Dougherty, Hyde, Kruvand, Sharman, Assistant to the President Bond. Minutes from October 20, 2015 reviewed. It was moved and seconded to approve the minutes from October 20, 2015 as submitted. Motion carried unanimously.

Local 802 Bylaw amendment process discussed.

Recording Vice President O’Connor presented an invitation to the New York State AFL-CIO Annual Labor Celebration on December 10. Executive Board member Cranshaw present at 11:12. It was moved and seconded to purchase three tickets to the Celebration for $250 each and a full page ad in the Celebration journal for $500 for a total of $1250, to be paid from the public relations budget. Discussion held. Executive Board member Burridge present at 11:14. Motion carried unanimously.

O’Connor reported on negotiations with Avatar Studio for their sound engineers and technicians. Discussion held. O’Connor reported on negotiations with Jazz at Lincoln Center. Discussion held. O’Connor reported on Hank Lane Music matters. Discussion held.

O’Connor reported on matters having to do with Local 802’s implementation of a revised anti-discrimination policy for its employees and officers.

Financial Vice President Olcott reported on outstanding Eastern Conference expenses. It was moved and seconded to approve payment of $4,354.34 for such expenses. Motion carried unanimously.

Olcott reported on New York Pops matters. Discussion held. Olcott reported on Westchester Philharmonic matters.

New York City Central Labor Council (NYC-CLC) Delegate Moschel present. Moschel reported on NYC-CLC matters. Discussion held. Moschel excused. Discussion held.

Local 802 Counsel Mars present. Mars presented a collective bargaining agreement (CBA) with Jewish Club Date employers. Discussion held. Discussion held on Local 802 Bylaws. Mars excused. It was moved and seconded to approve the CBA with Jewish Club Date employers. Motion carried unanimously.

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

Local 802 Administrative Assistant Covo present. Covo reported on a recent clinic in the Local 802 club room sponsored by the Council for Living Music. Discussion held. Covo excused.

Theatre Representative Blum present. Blum presented a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with Classic Stage Company for the production of “Iphegenia in Aulis.” Discussion held. Blum excused. It was moved and seconded to approve the MOA with Classic Stage Company. Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously.

Meeting adjourned at 12:58 p.m.

NOTE: The minutes of Oct. 20, 2015 were printed in the December 2015 issue, since they contained bylaw resolutions that we needed to report.

 

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