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Executive Board Minutes

TUESDAY, JANUARY 3, 2017

Meeting called to order at 11:07 a.m. by President Gagliardi. Present: Financial Vice President Olcott, Recording Vice President Schwartz, Executive Board members Burridge, Cutler, Dougherty, Hyde, Kruvand, Sharman, Suttmann. Minutes from December 20, 2016 reviewed. It was moved and seconded to approve the minutes from December 20, 2016 as submitted. Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously.

President Gagliardi reported that the orchestra committee of Metropolitan Opera will utilize Cohen, Weiss and Simon, LLP as counsel for the 2018 contract negotiations between Local 802 and Metropolitan Opera and that the firm will jointly represent American Guild of Musical Artists in its negotiations with the Metropolitan Opera. Discussion held. Gagliardi announced a resolution to personnel matters at the New York City Ballet. Discussion held.

Gagliardi discussed health benefits for Local 802 titled officers. Titled officers recused and excused at 11:17. Executive Board entered executive session at 11:17. Executive session ended at 11:50. Titled officers present. It was moved and seconded to pass a resolution to amend health care benefits for Local 802 titled officers. Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously, Gagliardi, Olcott and Schwartz recused. Gagliardi excused at 11:57. Olcott presided. Gagliardi present at 11:59 and assumed chair.

Local 802 counsel Mars present. Mars reported on the status of a negotiation with Nathan Currier. Gagliardi excused at 12:02. Olcott presided. Discussion held. Gagliardi present and assumed chair 12:12. It was moved and seconded to proceed with a possible resolution of the Currier litigation. Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously. Mars excused.

Gagliardi reported that the Board of Trustees of the Local 802 Musicians Health Fund is to be notified of the Local 802 Executive Board motion to amend health care benefits for titled officers. Discussion held.

Political and Communications Director Carroll present. Carroll reported on the veto by Governor Andrew Cuomo of a New York State Assembly and Senate bill pertaining to Workers Compensation. Discussion held. Carroll excused.

Controller Camiolo present. Camiolo presented the financial reports for September and October 2016. Discussion held. Camiolo excused.

Recording Vice President Schwartz reported on the creation of the Local 802 Artist Rights Caucus. Discussion held. Schwartz reported on the development of terms and conditions pertaining to Internet promotion of live engagements under Local 802 collective bargaining agreements. Discussion held. 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.

Financial Vice President Olcott reported on possible topics for future quarterly membership meetings. Discussion held.

Schwartz reported on the Winter JazzFest, January 6-10, 2017 and ongoing negotiations for a successor agreement between Local 802 and BOOM Collective, the Winter JazzFest presenters. Discussion held.

Local 802 Musicians Health Fund Administrator McCormick present. McCormick reported on matters pertaining to the Fund’s HMO plan. Discussion held. McCormick excused.

Director Carroll and Marvin Holland, candidate for New York City Council from District 9, present. Holland reported on his candidacy for City Council and requested the endorsement of Local 802. Discussion held. Carroll and Holland excused. It was moved and seconded to endorse the candidacy of Marvin Holland for City Council in a Special Election scheduled for February 14, 2017. Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously. Carroll present. Carroll reported on the Special Election scheduled for February 14, 2017. Discussion held.

Meeting adjourned at 1:35 p.m.


TUESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2017

Meeting called to order at 11:06 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. Minutes from January 3, 2017 reviewed. It was moved and seconded to approve the minutes from January 3, 2017 as corrected. Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously.

Assistant to the President Bond reported on matters pertaining to an invoice from David Gordon for consulting and design services relating to Broadway orchestra pit supply air systems. It was moved and seconded to approve for payment the invoice from David Gordon in the amount of $4,028.16. Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously.

Financial Vice President Olcott proposed the rate for annual salary increases for non-bargaining unit employees. It was moved and seconded to approve the rate for salary increases. Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously. Olcott reported annual salary increases for four non-bargaining unit employees. Discussion held.

Olcott presented a request from Westchester Philharmonic to utilize public service scales for a children’s concert at SUNY Purchase on February 14, 2017. It was moved and seconded to approve the request from Westchester Philharmonic. Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously. Olcott reported on matters pertaining to Westchester Philharmonic. Discussion held. Olcott reported on matters pertaining to a pre-1979 pension plan for musicians at Radio City Music Hall. Discussion held.

Recording Vice President Schwartz reported on Winter JazzFest. Discussion held.

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.

Political and Communications Director Carroll present. Carroll reported on New York State legislation regarding Workers Compensation. Discussion held. Carroll excused.

Supervisor of Contract Administration Covo present. Covo presented a request for funding of a clinic to be presented by Council For Living Music featuring the Rachel Z/Omar Hakim ensemble. Executive Board member Kruvand excused. It was moved and seconded to approve up to $4,359.31 to present the proposed clinic. Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously.

Kruvand present. Executive Board member Sharman reported on plans for Local 802 team participation in the Broadway Bowling League. Discussion held. Meeting adjourned at 12:28 p.m.


TUESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2017

Meeting called to order at 11:01 am by Financial Vice President Olcott. Present: Recording Vice President Schwartz, Executive Board members Brandford, Dougherty, Hyde, Kruvand, Sharman, Suttmann, Assistant to the President Bond. President Gagliardi joined the meeting by phone. President Gagliardi reported on plans for the February 22, 2017 membership meeting in which the AFM-EPF will be discussed. Discussion held. Gagliardi excused at 11:23. Minutes from January 10, 2017 reviewed. It was moved and seconded to approve the minutes from January 10, 2017 as corrected. Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously.

Assistant to the President Bond reported that negotiations between Local 802 and Roundabout Theatre will be rescheduled. Discussion held. Bond reported on matters pertaining to the limited run of “Sunday in the Park with George” at the Hudson Theatre, scheduled for February 13-April 23, 2017. Discussion held. Bond reported on the musical production of “Sousatzka” at the Elgin Theatre in Toronto, scheduled February 1-April 29, 2017. Discussion held.

Executive Board member Kruvand reported on the completion of negotiations for the AFM Sound Recording Labor Agreement and terms of the tentative deal. Discussion held.

Bond introduced newly-hired Theatre Department Business Rep Michael Ryan. Ryan reported on his prior work history. Ryan excused.

Financial Vice President Olcott reported on the pre-1979 pension plan for members performing at Radio City Music Hall. Discussion held. Olcott reported on matters pertaining to Westchester Philharmonic. Discussion held. Recording Vice President Schwartz presented an invoice in the amount of $2,500 for annual membership in the Post New York Alliance. Executive Board member Cutler present at 12:10. It was moved and seconded to approve for payment the invoice from Post New York Alliance. 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.

Concert Department Senior Business Rep Fisher present. Fisher presented a Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) between Local 802 and Scandia Symphony. Fisher excused. It was moved and seconded to approve the CBA with Scandia Symphony pending the emendation of dates listed in the agreement. Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously.

Political and Communications Director Carroll present. Carroll reported on the development of the new Local 802 Web site. Discussion held. Executive board member Brandford excused at 12:33. Carroll reported on preparations for the Women’s March on New York City scheduled for January 21, 2017. Discussion held. Carroll excused.

Director of Organizing and Field Services Russell-Brown present. Russell-Brown presented information on the Union Semester Program of the Murphy Institute. Russell-Brown excused. It was moved and seconded to fund the Union Semester Program for one student to perform work as an organizer-trainee for a period of 15 weeks, January through May 2017 at a cost of $7,000. Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously.

Meeting adjourned at 12:59 p.m.


TUESDAY, JANUARY 24, 2017

Meeting called to order at 11:13 a.m. by President Gagliardi. Present: Financial Vice President Olcott, Recording Vice President Schwartz, Executive Board members Brandford, Burridge, Dougherty, Hyde, Sharman, Suttman, Assistant to the President Bond. Minutes from January 17, 2017 reviewed. It was moved and seconded to approve the minutes from January 17, 2017 as corrected. Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously

President Gagliardi reported on preparations for a membership meeting to take place on February 22, 2017 featuring a presentation by the AFM-EPF. Discussion held. Gagliardi requested a one-class airfare upgrade for his travel to the AFM Western Conference meeting, commencing on February 23, 2017. It was moved and seconded to approve the upgrade. Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously.

Gagliardi reported on a proposed sampling agreement as presented by Local 47 AFM to the AFM International Executive Board. It was moved and seconded to oppose the proposed sampling agreement. Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously. It was moved and seconded to recommend that any employer seeking to record a sample library approach the president of the AFM to bargain any potential agreement, with the appropriate review by the AFM Electronic Media Services Division oversight committee and AFM counsel. Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously.

Executive Board recessed at 12:39. Executive Board reconvened at 12:54.

Financial Vice President Olcott reported on the second bargaining session between Local 802 and Mostly Mozart. Discussion held. Olcott reported on matters pertaining to Westchester Philharmonic. Discussion held. Olcott reported on the matters pertaining to the Little Orchestra Society. Discussion held. Olcott reported that Local 802 accountants Gould, Kobrick & Schlapp have proposed an $8,000 increase in their yearly retainer for 2017 and 2018. Discussion held.

Olcott presented an invoice in the amount of $8,450 from Cornell University Union Leadership Institute (ULI) for the participation of Local 802 Senior Business Rep Sarah Koshar. It was moved and seconded to pay the invoice from ULI. Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously.

Political and Communications Director Carroll present. Recording Vice President Schwartz and Carroll presented a letter addressed to the U.S. Librarian of Congress from the Local 802 Artist Rights Caucus in response to a public survey on the search for a new Register of Copyrights. It was moved and seconded, pending approval of the AFM, that Local 802 sign on to the letter to the Librarian of Congress. Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously.

Carroll reported on the candidacy of Marvin Holland for NYC Council from District 9. Discussion held. Carroll reported on matters pertaining to National Endowment for the Arts funding and privatizing of Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Discussion held. Carroll reported on the NYC Women’s March of January 21, 2017. Discussion held.

Schwartz reported that a tentative agreement had been reached with the Apollo Theatre for the members performing for Amateur Night at the Apollo. Discussion held.

Business Rep Fitzpatrick present. Fitzpatrick presented an agreement between Local 802 and Tilted Productions LLC for the production of “Love for Sale” at the Huron Club at the Soho Playhouse. Fitzpatrick presented an agreement between Local 802 and Teeney Sweeney LLC for the production of “Sweeney Todd” at the Barrow Street Theatre. Fitzpatrick presented a Letter of Agreement (LOA) for music services between Local 802 and Waltzing Together LLC pertaining to a developmental lab for “Beast of the Jungle.” Fitzpatrick presented a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between Local 802 and Invisible Wall Productions for the production of “The View Upstairs” at the Lynn Redgrave Theatre. Fitzpatrick presented a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between Local 802 and Girl Behind the Curtain Production for the production of “Girl Behind the Curtain.” Fitzpatrick excused. It was moved and seconded to approve the agreement for “Love for Sale.” Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously. It was moved and seconded to approve the agreement for “Sweeney Todd.” Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously. It was moved and seconded to approve the LOA for music services for “Beast of the Jungle.” Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously. It was moved and seconded to approve the MOA for “The View Upstairs.” Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously. It was moved and seconded to approve the MOA for “Girl Behind the Curtain.” Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously.

Schwartz presented requests from four 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 2:02 p.m.

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