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Executive Board Minutes

September 13, 2016 - September 27, 2016

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Meeting called to order at 11:05 a.m. by Financial Vice President Olcott. Present: Recording Vice President Schwartz, Executive Board members Burridge, Dougherty, Hyde, Kruvand, Sharman, Suttmann. President Gagliardi absent on union business. The Financial Subcommittee of the Executive Board presented a modification to the travel and meal reimbursement policy. It was moved and seconded to approve the modification as amended. Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously.

Controller Camiolo present. Camiolo presented an invoice in the amount of $12,375 from FOA & Son for the renewal of the Directors & Officers policy underwritten by Zurich-American Insurance Co., a recurring expense. Discussion held. Camiolo presented the financial statements for June, 2016. Discussion held. Camiolo excused.

Former Recording Vice President John O’Connor present. Discussion held. O’Connor excused.

Political and Communications Director Carroll present. Carroll reported on Adam Haber, candidate for NYS Senate from District 7. It was moved and seconded to endorse the candidacy of Adam Haber. Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously. Carroll announced that Anna Throne-Holst will be meeting with Local 802 to discuss her candidacy for the U.S. House of Representatives from New York’s 1st Congressional district. Discussion held. Carroll reported on a request to utilize the Local 802 Clubroom for a Hillary Clinton for President fundraising event on October 6, 2016. Discussion held.

Executive Board member Burridge excused at 12:37.

Carroll reported on a fundraising event for Hillary Clinton for President as scheduled for September 19, 2016 and the planned attendance of Local 802 District Captains at the event. Discussion held.

Financial Vice President Olcott reported on the possible settlement of a grievance with American Symphony Orchestra relating to substitute musicians. Discussion held.

Recording Vice President Schwartz requested an additional salary payment to a supervisor for cartage assistance at the Labor Day Parade. It was moved and seconded to approve $100 as an additional salary payment to a supervisor. Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously.

Schwartz presented an invitation to attend the NYS AFL-CIO Annual Labor Celebration on December 15, 2016 at the Sheraton NY Times Square Hotel. It was moved and seconded to approve the purchase of three tickets to the Annual Labor Celebration at a total cost of $750 and purchase a full page advertisement at a cost of $500. Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously.

Schwartz presented a request to purchase tickets to the 15th Anniversary Commemoration of 9-11 to benefit 911 Health Watch as scheduled for October 18, 2016. It was moved and seconded to purchase one ticket to the 15th Anniversary Commemoration of 9-11 at a cost of $250. Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously.

Schwartz presented requests from two members for leaves of absence from Broadway shows. It was moved and seconded to approve the leaves of absence. Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously.

Meeting adjourned at 1:09 p.m.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Meeting called to order at 11:13 a.m. by Recording Vice President Schwartz. Present: Executive Board members Burridge, Cutler, Dougherty, Hyde, Kruvand, Sharman, Suttmann. Sharman taking minutes. Recording Vice President Schwartz requested a donation in the amount of $2,506.36 to the Council for Living Music (CLM) to pay the band hired for the Labor Day Parade on September 10, 2016. It was moved and seconded to approve a donation of $2,506.36 to the CLM to pay the band hired for the Labor Day Parade on September 10, 2016. Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously. Schwartz presented a request from ALIGN: Alliance for a Greater New York for a donation to their 2016 Movement Builders Awards event on November 22, 2016. Discussion held. Executive Board member Brandford present 11:21. Schwartz presented a request from Encore Community Services for the purchase of raffle tickets. Discussion held.

Assistant to the President Bond present. Bond reported on Local 802 Theatre Department issues and hiring. Administrative Assistant for Field Services Covo present. Covo reported on an educational clinic on woodwind doubling to be presented in the clubroom on September 21, 2016 and requested $300 to cover the additional cost of refreshments due to expected increased attendance. (See minutes of April 19, 2016 for the original motion for cost of refreshments.) Discussion held. Covo reported on the Marion Evans Tribute to be held in the clubroom on September 27, 2016. Covo requested permission to serve wine at the event. President Gagliardi present 11:30 and assumed the chair. Discussion held. Covo excused. Motion made and seconded to approve the request for $300 to cover the cost of additional refreshments needed at the woodwind doubling clinic. Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously. The Executive Board granted permission to serve alcohol (wine) in the clubroom during the Marion Evans Tribute.

Minutes from September 13, 2016 reviewed. It was moved and seconded to approve the minutes from September 13, 2016 as corrected. Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously.

Gagliardi reported on a meeting with James Claffey (President, Local 1), Katherine Shindle (President, Actors’ Equity Association), Thomas O’Donnell Jr. (Director, Teamsters Motion Picture and Theatrical Trades Division) on matters concerning Broadway. Discussion held. Gagliardi presented a request for payment forthe Local 802 share for catering during the Broadway negotiations in the amount of $5589.02. Motion made and seconded to pay $5589.02 for the Local 802 share for catering during the Broadway negotiations. Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously.

Gagliardi requested approval of expenses to attend an upcoming International Federation of Musicians (FIM) meeting in Paris, France in the amount of $4133.36 with reimbursement requested from the Coordinating Advisory Committee (CAC). Motion made and seconded to approve an expenditure of $4133.36 for expenses for the FIM meeting in Paris, France on November 19-23, 2016 with reimbursement requested from the CAC. Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously.

Gagliardi reported on Pamphlet B negotiations. Discussion held. Gagliardi reported on doubling issues on the Broadway show “Waitress.” Discussion held. Gagliardi reported on the upcoming musical “Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812.” Discussion held.

Local 802 Counsel Mars and Concert Business Rep Friedman present. Friedman presented a collective bargaining agreement (CBA) between Local 802 and Kaufman Music Center. Discussion held. Executive Board member Hyde excused 12:31. Mars and Friedman excused. Motion made and seconded to approve the CBA with Kaufman Music Center. Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously.

Political and Communications Director Carroll present. Carroll presented a request from the Louis Armstrong Center for Music and Medicine for a contribution in support of the 2016 What a Wonderful World awards gala as scheduled for September 26, 2016. Discussion held. Carroll requested an expenditure of $358 to purchase two tickets to the Crain’s Entertainment Summit at the New York Marriot Downtown as scheduled for October 19, 2016. Discussion held. Carroll reported on a labor dispute between the singing waitstaff and Ellen’s Stardust Diner. Discussion held. Carroll excused.

Motion made and seconded to approve a contribution of $1000 to the Louis Armstrong Center for Music and Medicine’s 2016 What a Wonderful World awards gala on September 26, 2016 to be paid from the Public Relations budget with the intent of opening a musician dialogue with the Center. Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously. Motion made and seconded to approve the expenditure of $358 to purchase two tickets to the Crain’s Entertainment Summit. Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously.

Gagliardi excused on union business at 12:52. Schwartz assumed the chair. Meeting adjourned at 12:53 pm. Executive Board reconvened 1:57. Schwartz asked for affirmation of an Executive Board email poll to amend a former motion requesting a donation to the Council for Living Music to pay for the band at a Tenants PAC fundraiser. (See minutes of August 16, 2016 for the original motion.) Motion made and seconded to affirm the email poll. Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously.

Meeting adjourned at 2:01 p.m.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Meeting called to order at 11:11 am by Financial Vice President Olcott. Present: Recording Vice President Schwartz, Executive Board members Burridge, Dougherty, Hyde, Kruvand, Sharman, Suttmann, Assistant to the President Bond. President Gagliardi absent on union business. Minutes from September 20, 2016 reviewed. President Gagliardi present by telephone at 11:20. Gagliardi reported on the case of Schwartz v. Bartmus and the finding of the Local 802 Trial Board. Discussion held. Gagliardi excused at 11:22. It was moved and seconded to approve the minutes from September 13, 2016 as corrected. Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously.

Financial Vice President Olcott reported on the investment policy of the Local 802 401k plan. Discussion held. Olcott proposed that Local 802 open a new recording escrow account. It was moved and seconded to open the new recording escrow account at Amalgamated Bank. Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously.

Recording Vice President Schwartz announced the new date of December 2, 2016 for a fall membership meeting. Discussion held. Schwartz reported on the charges he brought against member Russell Bartmus and the finding of the Trial Board. Discussion held. Schwartz presented an invitation from the Italian American Labor Council. Discussion held. Schwartz presented a request from a member for a leave of absence from a Broadway show. It was moved and seconded to approve the leave of absence. Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously.

Political and Communications Director Carroll present. Carroll proposed that Local 802 endorse Jerrold Nadler and Carolyn Maloney for reelection to the U.S. House of Representatives. Carroll proposed that Local 802 endorse the candidacy of Todd Kaminsky for NY State Senate from District 9, and contribute to the campaign. It was moved and seconded to endorse the reelection of Jerrold Nadler and Carolyn Maloney. Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously. It was moved and seconded to endorse Todd Kaminsky and contribute $250 to that campaign. Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously. Carroll proposed an event to watch the presidential debate in the Local 802 Clubroom from 8-11 pm on Sunday, October 9, 2016. Carroll excused. Discussion held.

Meeting adjourned at 12:46 p.m.

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