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Executive Board Minutes

October 18, 2016 - November 1, 2016

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2016

Meeting called to order at 11:07 a.m. by Financial Vice President Olcott. Present: Recording Vice President Schwartz, Executive Board members Brandford, Burridge, Dougherty, Hyde, Kruvand, Sharman, Suttmann, Assistant to the President Bond. President Gagliardi absent on union business. Minutes from October 11, 2016 reviewed. It was moved and seconded to approve the minutes from October 11, 2016 as corrected. Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously.

Assistant to the President Bond reported on the planned meeting of the Executive Board and KC Wagner of Cornell ILR to review the anti-harassment and workplace best practices training, scheduled for October 25, 2016. Discussion held.

Financial Vice President Olcott reported on negotiations between Local 802 and American Symphony Orchestra. Discussion held. Olcott reported on negotiations between Local 802 and Orchestra of St. Luke’s. Discussion held. Olcott reported on the commencement of negotiations with Little Orchestra Society.

Recording Vice President presented a request for a donation from Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, Inc. Discussion held. Schwartz presented a request for a donation from the Jewish Labor Committee and an invitation to attend its 45th Human Rights Award Dinner as scheduled for November 14, 2016. It was moved and seconded to purchase a name listing in the program of the 45th Human Rights Award Dinner and one ticket to the event at a total cost of $500, funding to come from the public relations budget. Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously.

Schwartz reported on a fundraising event at the St. James Theatre on October 17, 2016 entitled “Stronger Together – A Hillary Clinton Benefit” and the live streaming of the event. 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.

Executive Board member Kruvand reported on her attendance at the Sound Recording Labor Agreement negotiations on October 17, 2016. Discussion held.

Meeting adjourned at 12:08 p.m.


TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2016

Meeting called to order at 11:15 a.m. by President Gagliardi. Present: Financial Vice President Olcott, Recording Vice President Schwartz, Executive Board members Brandford, Burridge, Cutler, Hyde, Kruvand, Suttmann, Assistant to the President Bond. KC Wagner, Rodney Brown, Kim Cook of the Worker Institute at Cornell present. Director of Organizing and Field Services Russell-Brown present.

Wagner, Brown and Cook presented an overview of the anti-harassment and workplace best practices training. Executive Board member Sharman present at 12:23. Executive Board members Hyde and Brandford excused at 12:30. Wagner, Brown, Cook and Russell-Brown excused. Executive Board recessed at 12:35. Executive Board reconvened at 12:50. Executive Board member Kruvand excused at 12:55.

President Gagliardi reported on the completion of negotiations between Local 802 and OPEIU Local 153 and presented a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for the board’s approval. It was moved and seconded to approve the MOA for ratification of the bargaining unit pending the amendment of language in Article IX, Section 3. Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously.

Financial Vice President Olcott presented a Memorandum of Agreement between Local 802 and New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players (NYGASP). It was moved and seconded to approve the MOA with NYGASP for ratification by the bargaining unit. Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously.

Olcott presented a proposal from the musicians of the New York Grand Opera to perform in a concert benefiting the organization in honor of its musical director Vincent La Selva. Discussion held. Proposal tabled pending further information.

Olcott reported on negotiations between Local 802 and American Symphony Orchestra. Discussion held.

Recording Vice President Schwartz presented an invoice from Kaback Services in the amount of $4,844.94 for the repair of the air conditioning system in the Local’s building. It was moved and seconded to approve the invoice from Kaback for payment. Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously.

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.

Senior Business Rep Voccola present. Voccola presented a Memorandum of Agreement between Local 802 and John Engeman Theatre. Voccola excused. It was moved and seconded to approve the MOA with the John Engeman Theatre. Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously.

Meeting adjourned at 1:45 p.m.


TUESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2016

Meeting called to order at 11:05 am by Financial Vice President Olcott. Present: Recording Vice President Schwartz, Executive Board members Brandford, Burridge, Cutler, Dougherty, Hyde, Kruvand, Sharman, Suttmann, Assistant to the President Bond. President Gagliardi absent on union business. Minutes from October 18, 2016 reviewed. It was moved and seconded to approve the minutes from October 18, 2016 as corrected. Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously. Minutes from October 25, 2016 reviewed. It was moved and seconded to approve the minutes from October 25, 2016 as corrected. Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously.

Assistant to the President Bond reported on the settlement of a grievance with The Broadway League. Discussion held. Bond excused.

Financial Vice President Olcott presented the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between Local 802 and Big Apple Performing Arts, Inc. (New York Gay Men’s Chorus). It was moved and seconded to approve the MOA. Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously.

Olcott presented the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) between Local 802 and Hora Decima Brass Ensemble, Inc. It was moved and seconded to approve the CBA for ratification by the bargaining unit. Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously.

Constantine Kitsopoulos and Adria Benjamin present. Kitsopoulos and Benjamin presented a proposal for a concert to benefit New York Grand Opera in tribute to Vincent La Selva, tentatively scheduled for November 21, 2016 at St. Paul’s and St. Andrew’s Church. It was moved and seconded to allow members to participate in a rehearsal and benefit concert in tribute to Vincent La Selva and that a payment will be made for each musician to the Local 802 Musicians Health Fund. Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously.

Olcott presented amended minutes dated October 18, 2016 from the Coordinating Advisory Committee (CAC). It was moved and seconded to concur with the amended minutes from the CAC. Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously.

Recording Vice President Schwartz reported that, at the request of Local 802, the American Federation of Musicians has placed New York University Steinhardt School and Vice Dean Ted Magder on the International Unfair List due to the university’s failure to file contracts for electronic media engagements. Discussion held.

Schwartz presented a request from Tenants PAC for the contribution of a musical performance at its December 9, 2016 fundraising event in the Local 802 clubroom. It was moved and seconded to approve the cost of providing a trio for the Tenants PAC event, with such funding to come from the public relations budget. Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously.

Executive Board member Cutler reported on the progress of the work on the Local 802 Web site. Discussion held. Controller Camiolo present.

Camiolo presented the August financial report. Discussion held. Bond present. Camiolo excused.

Executive Board member Sharman presented a proposal for the creation of a Local 802 bowling team to join the Broadway bowling league. Discussion held. The Executive Board requested further information.

Senior EMSD Business Rep Sheldon present. Sheldon presented a limited pressing application from Sh-K-Boom Records for an Off Broadway cast recording of “Just One Q.” Sheldon excused. It was moved and seconded to approve the limited pressing recording of “Just One Q.” Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously.

Director of Organizing and Field Services Russell-Brown present. Russell-Brown reported on the status of negotiations between Local 802 and Avatar Recording Studios and the filing of an unfair labor practice charge with the National Labor Relations Board based on management’s failure to bargain in good faith. Russell-Brown presented an evaluation of an Organizing Department staff member and recommended that the Executive Board approve a promotion to the position of Senior Business Rep. Executive Board member Kruvand excused at 1:20. Russell-Brown excused. It was moved and seconded to approve the promotion of Lillian Paulina to the position of Senior Business Rep. Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously.

Board recessed at 1:25. Board reconvened at 1:35. Political and Communications Director Carroll present. Carroll reported on a fundraising event as scheduled on November 2, 2016 to support the candidacy of Yuh-Line Niou for New York State Assembly from District 65 and proposed the purchase of one ticket to the event in the amount of $150. Carroll excused. It was moved and seconded to purchase one ticket to the fundraising event for Yuh-Line Niou at a cost of $150, funding to come from Tempo.

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

Local 802 Referral Service Coordinator Ferrara present. Ferrara reported on the contest to name the Local 802 Referral Service and announced the adoption of newyorkmusicians.com as the Web site address. Ferrara excused. Executive Board member Hyde excused at 1:59. Discussion held.

Meeting adjourned at 2:07 p.m.

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