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Executive Board Minutes

December 6, 2016 - December 20, 2016

NOTE:The E-board did not meet on 11-22-16 or 11-29-16.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2016

Meeting called to order at 11:05 a.m. by Financial Vice President Olcott. Present: Recording Vice President Schwartz, Executive Board members Cutler, Dougherty, Hyde, Kruvand, Sharman, Suttmann. President Gagliardi absent on union business. Discussion held on the matter of a vacancy on the Executive Board. Assistant to the President Bond present at 11:10. Executive Board member Kruvand announced her resignation from the board, to take effect on January 30, 2017. Discussion held. Minutes from November 15, 2016 reviewed. It was moved and seconded to approve the minutes from November 15, 2016 as submitted. Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously.

Assistant to the President Bond reported on negotiations between Local 802 and Roundabout Theatre Company. Discussion held. Bond reported that Michael Ryan will be joining the Theatre Department staff in the position of Off Broadway Theatre Representative effective January 2, 2017.

Bond reported on the work of Theatre Business Rep Fitzpatrick-Garcia and her attendance at the 2016 LTC New York City Convening presented by The Public Theatre and Latina/o Theatre Commons, December 1-4, 2016. Discussion held. Bond reported on preparations for the 2018 negotiations between Local 802 and Metropolitan Opera. Discussion held.

Financial Vice President Olcott reported on matters pertaining to honor membership. Discussion held.

Bond excused. Olcott presented the staff holiday bonuses for the approval of the Executive Board. It was moved and seconded to approve the holiday bonuses. Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously. Olcott presented a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between Local 802 and Bronx Arts Ensemble. It was moved and seconded to approve the MOA with Bronx Arts Ensemble. Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously.

Recording Vice President Schwartz reported on matters pertaining to New York University and the school’s unwillingness to enter into agreements to cover members employed for recording sessions and performances at NYU. Discussion held. Schwartz reported on plans for a Women’s March on Washington on January 21, 2017. Discussion held. Schwartz presented a request for a donation from Feel the Music! It was moved and seconded to donate $250 to Feel the Music! with funding to come from the Public Relations budget. Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously. Schwartz presented a request for a donation from Peggy Browning Fund. It was moved and seconded to contribute $100 to Peggy Browning Fund, funding to come from the Public Relations budget. 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.

Board recessed at 1:10. Board reconvened at 1:17. Political and Communications Director Carroll present. Carroll proposed that Local 802 endorse the reelection of Mayor Bill de Blasio. Carroll announced that NYS Attorney General Eric Schneiderman would be holding a fundraiser at the Highline Ballroom on the evening of December 7, 2016 and recommended that the Executive Board approve the purchase of tickets to the event. It was moved and seconded to approve the purchase of tickets to the fundraiser in the amount of $500, such funds to come from Tempo 802 State Fund. Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously. Carroll excused. It was moved and seconded to endorse the reelection of Mayor Bill de Blasio. Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously.

Executive Board member Cutler reported on a performance by orchestra members of New York Grand Opera in tribute to Maestro Vincent La Selva on November 21, 2016. Discussion held. Carroll present. Carroll reported on the Local 802 membership meeting of December 2, 2016. Discussion held.

Meeting adjourned at 1:55 p.m.


TUESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2016

Meeting called to order at 11:05 am by President Gagliardi. Present: Financial Vice President Olcott, Recording Vice President Schwartz, Executive Board members Brandford, Cutler, Dougherty, Hyde, Kruvand, Sharman, Suttmann. Minutes from December 6, 2016 reviewed. It was moved and seconded to approve the minutes from December 6, 2016 as corrected. Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously.

President Gagliardi presented an invoice in the amount of $3,500 for Local 802 sponsorship of the 2016 ASCAP Columbia Film Scoring Workshop. It was moved and seconded to approve for payment the invoice, such funds to come from the Public Relations budget. Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously. Gagliardi presented a request for a donation from Encore Community Services. It was moved and seconded to donate $100 to Encore Community Services, such funds to come from the Public Relations budget. Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously.

Gagliardi presented a proposal to appoint member Bill Rohdin as Local 802 representative on the Manhattan Plaza Tenants Committee. It was moved and seconded to approve the appointment of Bill Rohdin. Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously.

Gagliardi reported on matters pertaining to personnel of New York City Ballet. Discussion held. Gagliardi reported on an upcoming meeting of the bargaining unit of Metropolitan Opera orchestra, scheduled for 2 pm, Friday, December 16, 2016, and appointed Executive Board member Cutler as Local 802 representative to the 2018 negotiations. Discussion held. Gagliardi reported on matters pertaining to the collection of work dues from Radio City Music Hall. Discussion held.

Financial Vice President Olcott presented a request from Bronx Arts Ensemble to utilize Public Service scales for ensemble coaching and concerts at Wheatley School on February 15, 2017 and Uniondale High School on May 17, 2017. It was moved and seconded to approve the request from Bronx Arts Ensemble. Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously.

Olcott reported on the commencement of negotiations between Local 802 and Mostly Mozart Festival, scheduled for December 14, 2016. Discussion held.

Recording Vice President Schwartz reported on an invoice from New York Production Alliance in the amount of $1,500 for 2016-2017 annual dues, a recurring expense to be paid from the Public Relations budget. Discussion held. Schwartz reported on negotiations between Local 802 and Winter JazzFest and proposed the purchase of an advertisement in the festival program. It was moved and seconded to approve the purchase of a full-page advertisement in the Winter JazzFest program at a cost of $900, such funds to come from the Public Relations budget. Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously. Schwartz presented a request from The Metropolitan Council on Housing for the use of the clubroom for an event in response to the planned rezoning of Inwood in New York City. It was moved and seconded to approve the use. Local 802 has taken no position on rezoning. Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously. Schwartz presented a request for the use of the clubroom from the organizers of the NYC Chapter of the Women’s March on Washington, D.C., to train volunteers to escort participating marchers on January 21, 2017. It was moved and seconded to approve the request from NYC Chapter of the Women’s March on Washington, D.C. Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously. Schwartz presented an agreement for the services of Reda Creative pertaining to logo and Web site design for NewYorkMusicians.com. Discussion held. Schwartz presented a letter from the organizers of a proposed Local 802 Artist Rights Caucus. Discussion held.

Director of Organizing and Field Services Russell-Brown and Local 802 Counsel Mars present. Russell-Brown and Mars reported on a second step grievance to be filed against Apollo Theatre pertaining to uncompensated postings of live performances of the Apollo Amateur Night musicians on YouTube, in violation of the collective bargaining agreement with Local 802. It was moved and seconded to sustain the grievance. Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously. Russell-Brown excused.

Mars reported on his review of the proposed agreement with Reda Creative. Discussion held. Mars excused.

Executive Board member Sharman proposed that Local 802 register a team to join the Broadway Bowling League. It was moved and seconded to approve the donation of $90 to Broadway Cares / Equity Fights Aids to register a Local 802 bowling team. Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously.

Meeting adjourned at 1:25 p.m.


TUESDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2016

Meeting called to order at 11:05 a.m. by Financial Vice President Olcott. Present: Recording Vice President Schwartz, Executive Board members Brandford, Cutler, Dougherty, Hyde, Kruvand, Sharman, Suttmann, Assistant to the President Bond. President Gagliardi absent. Minutes from December 13, 2016 reviewed. Executive Board member Burridge present at 11:06. It was moved and seconded to approve the minutes from December 13, 2016 as corrected. Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously.

Assistant to the President Bond presented an invoice in the amount of $4,028.16 from David Gordon for consulting services pertaining to the design of orchestra pit supply systems in Broadway theatres. It was moved and seconded to approve for payment the invoice from David Gordon. Discussion held. Motion withdrawn.

Bond reported on a matter pertaining to actor-musicians at “Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812.” Discussion held. Financial Vice President Olcott reported on matters pertaining to the Bronx Arts Ensemble. Discussion held. Olcott reported on matters pertaining to The New York Pops. Discussion held. Olcott reported on his attendance at a panel discussion entitled “Aging in the Arts.” Discussion held. Olcott reported on the commencement of negotiations between Local 802 and Mostly Mozart Festival. Discussion held. Recording Vice President Schwartz reported on the status of negotiations between Local 802 and Jazz at Lincoln Center. Discussion held. Schwartz reported on the status of negotiations between Local 802 and Avatar Recording Studios. Discussion held.

Schwartz presented a request for a donation from Actors Fund of America. It was moved and seconded to donate $500 to the Actors Fund of America, such funds to come from the Public Relations budget. 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.

President Gagliardi present at 12:18 and assumed the chair. Gagliardi reported on personnel matters at New York City Ballet. Discussion held.

Principal Business Rep Weeks present. Weeks requested funding to present a panel discussion, purchase a program advertisement, and cover a fee for exhibition space at Jazz Connect Conference, to take place at St. Peter’s Church on January 5-6, 2017. Weeks excused. It was moved and seconded to approve up to $1,250 for Local 802 participation at Jazz Connect conference as requested. Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously.

Gagliardi reported on the matter of the invoice from David Gordon. Discussion held. Gagliardi discussed internal organizing and appointed a committee of staff supervisors to prepare a plan for an initiative. Burridge excused at 1:00. Executive Board member Sharman discussed issues pertaining to Monday holiday performances on Broadway. Discussion held.

Meeting adjourned at 1:11 p.m.

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