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Executive Board Minutes

TUESDAY, JANUARY 31, 2017

Meeting called to order at 11:05 a.m. by President Gagliardi. Present: Financial Vice President Olcott, Recording Vice President Schwartz, Executive Board members Brandford, Cutler, Dougherty, Hyde, Kruvand, Sharman, Suttmann, Assistant to the President Bond. President Gagliardi noted that this would be the final Executive Board meeting for board member Kruvand and recognized her exemplary service to the members of Local 802. Discussion held. Kruvand spoke about her time on the board and future plans. Discussion held. Minutes from January 24, 2017 reviewed. It was moved and seconded to approve the minutes from January 24, 2017 as corrected. Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously

Gagliardi presented a Letter of Agreement (LOA) between Local 802 and New York City Opera to utilize orchestra members of Teatro Lirico di Cagliari for a co-production of La Campana Sommersa commencing March 31, 2017. It was moved and seconded to approve the LOA with New York City Opera. Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously. Gagliardi reported on grievances with The Broadway League.

Assistant to the President Bond reported on the scheduling of upcoming anti-sexual harassment training for Local 802 staff and officers. Discussion held. Gagliardi reported on a grievance filed by Local 802 staff union Organization of Union Representatives. Discussion held. Gagliardi reported on a grievance filed by Local 802 staff union OPEIU Local 153.

Financial Vice President Olcott reported on matters pertaining to Little Orchestra Society. Discussion held.  Financial Vice President Olcott reported on matters pertaining to Mostly Mozart. Discussion held. Financial Vice President Olcott reported on matters pertaining to Stamford Symphony. Discussion held. Financial Vice President Olcott reported on matters pertaining to Westchester Philharmonic. Discussion held. Recording Vice President Schwartz reported on matters pertaining to American Songbook concert series at Lincoln Center. Discussion held.

Schwartz reported on negotiations between Local 802 and 92nd St. Y for Jazz in July concert series. Discussion held. Schwartz presented a request for a donation from Encore Community Services relating to its Annual Heart to Heart Awards Benefit as scheduled on Thursday, April 27, 2017. It was moved and seconded to approve $400 to purchase a quarter page advertisement to appear in the Awards Benefit Commemorative Journal. Discussion held.  Motion carried unanimously. Schwartz reported on the status of negotiations between Local 802 and Avatar Recording Studios. Discussion held.

Executive Board member Suttmann reported on a tour by Il Volo coming to New York City. Discussion held. Executive Board member Cutler reported on matters pertaining to New York City Ballet. Discussion held.

Political and Communications Director Carroll present. Carroll presented a proposed revision of the Local 802 mission statement. Discussion held. Carroll reported on upcoming screenings by Local 802 of candidates for New York City Council. It was moved and seconded to contribute $500 to New York City Central Labor Council to help fund member-to-member outreach. Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously. Carroll reported on an upcoming fundraising event for Marvin Holland, candidate for New York City Council from District 9. Discussion held. Carroll excused.

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.

Executive Board member Hyde excused at 12:33. Schwartz presented the Anne Walker Scholarship application to the Executive Board. It was moved and seconded to approve Anne Walker Scholarship application. Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously.

Meeting adjourned at 12:37 p.m.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2017

Meeting called to order at 11:08 a.m. by President Gagliardi. Present: Financial Vice President Olcott, Recording Vice President Schwartz, Executive Board members Brandford, Burridge, Cutler, Dougherty, Hyde, Sharman, Suttmann, Assistant to the President Bond. Minutes from January 31, 2017 reviewed. It was moved and seconded to approve the minutes from January 31, 2017 as corrected. Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously.

President Gagliardi requested a motion to confirm a poll of the Executive Board pertaining to the tax liability of officer severance pay. It was moved and seconded to confirm the poll. Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously. Gagliardi reported on preparations for the Local 802 quarterly membership meeting scheduled for February 22, 2017. Discussion held.

Financial Vice President Olcott reported on the status of negotiations between Local 802 and Stamford Symphony. Discussion held. Olcott reported on matters pertaining to Westchester Philharmonic. Discussion held. Olcott reported on the status of negotiations between Local 802 and Mostly Mozart. Olcott presented a Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) between Local 802 and Little Orchestra Society. It was moved and seconded to approve the CBA with Little Orchestra Society. Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously.

Recording Vice President Schwartz reported on the second stage of the Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce Cultural Exchange and that program’s events in Cuba scheduled for February 21-28, 2017. Discussion held.

Schwartz presented a request for a donation from the Peggy Browning Fund. It was moved and seconded to donate $100 to the Peggy Browning Fund, such donation to come from the Public Relations budget. Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously.

Executive Board member Cutler excused at 12:20. Board recessed at 12:20. Board reconvened at 12:27. 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. Schwartz reported on the upcoming Concert for America: Stand Up, Sing Out! to be presented by Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley in association with Your Kids, Our Kids Inc. at Town Hall on February 25, 2017. Discussion held.

Meeting adjourned at 12:47 p.m.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2017

Meeting called to order at 11:05 a.m. by President Gagliardi. Present: Financial Vice President Olcott, Recording Vice President Schwartz, Executive Board members Brandford, Burridge, Cutler, Dougherty, Hyde, Sharman, Suttmann. Minutes from February 7, 2017 reviewed. It was moved and seconded to approve the minutes from February 7, 2017 as corrected. Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously. Assistant to the President Bond present.

President Gagliardi presented a letter from Cohen Weiss & Simon (CWS) requesting an increase in their retainer for legal services to Local 802. It was moved and seconded to approve an increase in the retainer agreement with CWS.  Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously.

Executive Board member Hyde reported on questions she had received from members pertaining to the AFM-EPF presentation scheduled for the quarterly membership meeting on February 22, 2017. Discussion held.

Financial Vice President Olcott reported on matters pertaining to Brooklyn Philharmonic. Discussion held. Olcott presented a request from Bronx Arts Ensemble for the use of public service scales for performances at Vladeck Hall on February 22, 2017 and at Fordham University Church on February 23, 2017. It was moved and seconded to approve the requests from Bronx Arts Ensemble. Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously. Olcott presented a request from Symphony Space for the use of public service scales for the annual children’s concerts on March 21-23, 2017. It was moved and seconded to approve the request from Symphony Space. Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously.

Local 802 Counsel Mars present. Mars reported on a settlement of the lawsuit commenced by Local 802 which resulted in the execution of a License and Assumption Agreement with Nathan Currier pertaining to a recording of Currier: “Gaian Variations.” Discussion held. Mars presented a Stipulation of Settlement ceding the rights for the music library of the Brooklyn Philharmonic and future recording royalties in exchange for satisfaction of the judgment Local 802 obtained against the orchestra.  Discussion held. Mars excused.

Olcott reported that the AFM Eastern Conference meeting is scheduled for April 21-23, 2017 in Norristown, PA. Discussion held.

Schwartz reported on the tentative live performance and live streaming agreements covering Concert for America: Stand Up, Sing Out! as scheduled for February 25, 2017 at Town Hall. 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 reported on the candidacy of Helen Rosenthal for New York City Council from District 6. Discussion held. Carroll reported that he and Executive Board members will be interviewing candidates in upcoming political races. Discussion held. Carroll excused. It was moved and seconded to donate $500 to the campaign of Helen Rosenthal, funding to come from State and Local Tempo. Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously.

Meeting adjourned at 12:33 p.m.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2017

Meeting called to order at 11:27 a.m. by President Gagliardi. Present: Financial Vice President Olcott, Executive Board members Brandford, Burridge, Dougherty, Hyde, Sharman, Suttmann. Recording Vice President Schwartz absent on union business. Sharman taking minutes. Minutes from February 14, 2017 reviewed. It was moved and seconded to approve the minutes from February 14, 2017 as corrected. Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously.

President Gagliardi presented an invitation to attend Inside Broadway Beacon Awards Ceremony to be held at the JW Marriott Essex House on June 12, 2017. Discussion held.

Financial Vice President Olcott reported on the Cornell Workers Resource Center and possible Local 802 participation for organizing and recruitment. Discussion held. Olcott reported on matters pertaining to Stamford Symphony, Westchester Philharmonic, and Mostly Mozart Festival. Discussion held.

Gagliardi reported on the upcoming Western Conference to be held in Costa Mesa, California on February 23-26, 2017, the AFM SAG-AFTRA Board of Trustees meeting held on February 27-28 in Los Angeles and other union business travel to Los Angeles and Chicago in early March 2017. Discussion held. Discussion resumed on Inside Broadway Beacon Awards Ceremony.  It was moved and seconded to purchase tickets for attendance at Inside Broadway Beacon Awards Ceremony for $2,500 to be paid from the Public Relations budget. Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously.

Executive Board member Sharman reported on the Local 802 softball teams and the Local 802 bowling team. Sharman requested approval to pay league membership fees for the Local 802 softball teams in the Performing Arts Softball League (PASL). It was moved and seconded to pay $3,000 to cover the 2017 PASL membership fees for two Local 802 softball teams to be paid from the Public Relations budget. Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously.

Political and Communications Director Carroll present. Carroll reported on the Working Theatre Annual Awards Ceremony to be held at Sardi’s on April 3, 2017. Discussion held. It was moved and seconded to purchase a half-page ad in the journal for the Working Theatre 2017 Annual Awards Ceremony for $350 to be paid from the Public Relations budget. Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously. Carroll reported on the Central Labor Council Annual Awards Reception to be held at the W Hotel on April 6. 2017.  It was moved and seconded to purchase two tickets to the Central Labor Council Annual Awards Reception for $500 to be paid from the Public Relations budget. Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously. Carroll reported on the candidacy of Mark Levine for New York City Council from District 7. It was moved and seconded to donate $500 to the campaign of Mark Levine, funding to come from State and Local Tempo. Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously.

Olcott reported on Local 802 New York City Central Labor Council delegates. Olcott presented a New York City Central Labor Council report, submitted by Local 802 New York City Council delegate Marvin Moschel. Discussion held.

Carroll reported on the New York City Council District 9 election held on February 14, 2017. Discussion held.

Gagliardi requested a date for the Local 802 membership meeting in June 2017. It was moved and seconded to approve June 7, 2017 as the Local 802 membership meeting date. Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously. Meeting adjourned at 12:12 p.m.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2017

Meeting called to order at 11:05 a.m. by Financial Vice President Olcott. Present: Recording Vice President Schwartz, Executive Board members Brandford, Dougherty, Hyde, Sharman, Suttmann. President Gagliardi absent on union business. Executive Board member Burridge present at 11:07. Minutes from February 21, 2017 reviewed. It was moved and seconded to approve the minutes from February 21, 2017 as corrected. Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously. Financial Vice President Olcott presented a request from a member for honor member status. Discussion held. Assistant to the President Bond present.

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

Olcott reported on the concert tour of Il Volo and the proposed AFM agreement to cover orchestra musicians. Discussion held.

Vice President Schwartz reported on a proposed benefit concert by the cast and musicians of “Kinky Boots”  to support the work of Theatre Development Fund education and access programs, as scheduled for March 20, 2017. Discussion held.

Schwartz presented for the approval of the Executive Board a Local 802 Archival Videotape agreement with the producer of “The Songs of Liz Swados” to permit the recording of that concert on March 8, 2017 during the American Songbook concert series at Lincoln Center. It was moved and seconded to approve the Archival Videotape agreement for “The Songs of Liz Swados,” pending a secret ballot vote to permit such recording by a 2/3rds majority of the members performing for that concert. Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously.

Schwartz presented a request for a donation from Peggy Browning Fund to support the Peggy Browning Award event to take place on April 27, 2017. It was moved and seconded to donate $100 to the Peggy Browning Fund. Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously.

Schwartz presented an invitation to attend the 95th Inner Circle Show to take place on April 1, 2017. Discussion held.

Assistant to the President Bond reported on the settlement of an outstanding grievance pertaining to the Broadway production of “Les Miserables.” Discussion held. Bond reported on a grievance brought against the Shubert Organization pertaining to the payment of the media fee to Broadway musicians. Discussion held. Bond reported on a grievance brought against the Broadway production of “Hello Dolly!” pertaining to a violation of the new probationary language in the Broadway Collective Bargaining Agreement. Bond reported on the rehearsals prior to the “Hello Dolly!” cast album recording and the recording sessions for that album. Discussion held. Executive Board member Brandford excused at 12:36. Bond reported that the draft of the new Broadway Collective Bargaining Agreement has been sent to The Broadway League for its review. Discussion held.

Political and Communications Director Carroll present. Carroll presented a memorandum pertaining to Local 802 recommended policies for Create NYC: A Cultural Plan for All New Yorkers. Discussion held. Carroll excused. Meeting adjourned at 12:50 p.m.

TUESDAY, MARCH 7, 2017

Meeting called to order at 11:08 a.m. by Financial Vice President Olcott. Present: Recording Vice President Schwartz, Executive Board members Burridge, Cutler, Dougherty, Hyde, Sharman, Suttmann, Assistant to the President Bond. President Gagliardi absent on union business. Minutes from February 28, 2017 reviewed. It was moved and seconded to approve the minutes from February 28, 2017 as corrected. Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously.

Assistant to the President Bond reported on a grievance brought against the producers of “Hello Dolly!” Discussion held. Bond reported on questions received from members pertaining to the AFM-EPF. Discussion held. Executive Board Cutler moved and it was seconded that the board formally request from the AFM-EPF a list of factors currently threatening pension benefits in order to facilitate communications with members of Local 802. Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously.

Financial Vice President presented a Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) between Local 802 and Victor Herbert Renaissance Project Live! It was moved and seconded to approve the CBA with Victor Herbert Renaissance Project Live! Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously. Olcott reported on the status of the tour by Il Volo. Discussion held.

Recording Vice President Schwartz reported on the upcoming Jazz Mentors 9 panel to be presented at The New School, scheduled for March 14, 2017. Discussion held. Schwartz presented a quote from Reliable Co. in the amount of $2,330 to install vents in the doors to ladies’ restrooms on floors one through six of the union hall. It was moved and seconded to approve the quote from Reliable Co. for installation of vents. 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.

Controller Camiolo present. Camiolo presented the financial report for November and December 2016. Discussion held. Camiolo excused. Electronic Media Services Department Business Rep Pawlo present. Pawlo presented a Limited Pressing Agreement between Local 802 and Algonquin Theatre Productions for the off -Broadway cast album recording of “All Aboard.” Pawlo excused. It was moved and seconded to approve the Limited Pressing Agreement with Algonquin Theatre Productions. Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously.

Political and Communications Director Carroll present. Carroll proposed that the Executive Board approve a contribution to the campaign of Corey Johnson for re-election to New York City Council from District 3. Carroll excused. It was moved and seconded to contribute $1,000 to the campaign of Corey Johnson, such funds to come from State and Local Tempo. Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously.

Principal Business Rep Weeks present. Weeks presented a Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) between Local 802 and Apollo Theatre Foundation, Inc. pertaining to members performing as the band for Amateur Night at the Apollo. Weeks excused. It was moved and seconded to approve the CBA with Apollo Theatre Foundation, Inc. pending ratification of the bargaining unit. Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously. Meeting adjourned at 1:15 p.m.

The Executive Board did not meet on March 14, 2017

TUESDAY, MARCH 21, 2017

Meeting called to order at 1:15 p.m. by President Gagliardi. Present: Recording Vice President Schwartz, Executive Board members Brandford, Burridge, Cutler, Dougherty, Hyde, Sharman, Suttmann.  Minutes from March 7, 2017 reviewed. It was moved and seconded to approve the minutes from March 7, 2017 as corrected. Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously.

President Gagliardi presented a dues invoice in the amount of $500 from Women in Arts and Media Coalition (WAMC). It was moved and seconded to approve for payment the dues invoice from WAMC. Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously. Gagliardi presented an invoice from Cohen Weiss & Simon LLP (CWS) in the amount of $2,697.50 pertaining to its participation in the Local 802 membership meeting of February 22, 2017. It was moved and seconded to approve for payment the invoice from CWS. Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously. Gagliardi presented an invoice from CWS in the amount of $2,314.88 for services pertaining to tax compliance and severance pay to titled officers. It was moved and seconded to approve for payment the invoice from CWS. Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously.

Gagliardi reported on meetings with AFM members pertaining to the American Federation of Musicians – Employers Pension Fund at the AFM Western Conference in Santa Ana, California on February 23-26, 2017, at Local 47 in Los Angeles on March 6, 2017 and Local 10-208 in Chicago on March 8, 2017 and announced an upcoming meeting with AFM members at Local 6 in San Francisco on March 23, 2017. Discussion held. Gagliardi reported on his attendance at the AFM SAG-AFTRA Fund meeting in Los Angeles on February 27, 2017. Discussion held.

Recording Vice President Schwartz requested that the board confirm an e-mail poll approving the Limited Pressing Agreement for the Off Broadway cast album of “Kid Victory.” It was moved and seconded to confirm the email poll. Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously.

Schwartz presented requests from five 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 1:35 p.m.

TUESDAY, MARCH 28, 2017

Meeting called to order at 11:05 a.m. by President Gagliardi. Present: Financial Vice President Olcott, Recording Vice President Schwartz, Executive Board members Brandford, Dougherty, Hyde, Sharman, Suttmann, Assistant to the President Bond. President Gagliardi reported on his participation at a meeting of AFM members at Local 6 in San Francisco on March 23, 2017 pertaining to the American Federation of Musicians and Employers Pension Fund. Discussion held. Minutes from March 21, 2017 reviewed. It was moved and seconded to approve the minutes from March 21, 2017 as corrected. Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously.

Gagliardi reported on a joint meeting of American Guild of Musical Artists and Local 802 pertaining to upcoming negotiations with Metropolitan Opera. Discussion held. Gagliardi reported on the selection process to appoint new Executive Board members. Discussion held. Financial Vice President Olcott reported on the status of negotiations with Mostly Mozart. Discussion held.

Recording Vice President Schwartz presented a request from Tenants PAC for a donation to provide three musicians to entertain at their annual meeting, to be held on May 12, 2017 in the Local 802 Clubroom.  Motion made and seconded to approve the request for funding of up to $1,200 for the Tenants PAC musical entertainment, such funding to be requested from the Council for Living Music.  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.

Political and Communications Director Carroll present. Carroll announced a rally at New York City Hall at 12 noon on April 3, 2017 to support the preservation of funding for National Endowment of the Arts, Corporation of Public Broadcasting and the National Institutes of Health. Discussion held. Carroll presented his yearly review of activity. Discussion held. Carroll excused.

Gagliardi called the board into executive session at 12:04. Gagliardi called the board out of executive session at 12:26. Gagliardi proposed that as of June 30, 2017 the Political and Communications Director, the Director of Lincoln Center and Theatre Activities, the Director of Organizing and Field Services, the Supervisor of Electronic Media Services, and the Principal Concert Department Representative will submit semi-annual reports on June 30, 2017 and December 31, 2017 and will subsequently deliver annual reports on December 1st. It was moved and seconded to authorize the submission to the Executive Board of semi-annual and annual reports. Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously. Gagliardi proposed an 8 percent salary increase for staff member Tara Donach to cover the duties of Executive Secretary to the President during the maternity leave of Executive Secretary to the President Robin Donach commencing on May 19, 2017. It was moved and seconded to approve the salary increase for Tara Donach. Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously.

Schwartz reported on his participation at the Music Production Tax Credit roundtable at Greenberg Traurig LLP on March 22, 2017. Discussion held. Schwartz reported on his visit to Lehman College CUNY to meet with faculty and staff of the music technology department. Discussion held.

Theatre Department Business Rep Fitzpatrick present. Fitzpatrick presented a budget for the 2017 New York Musical Festival (NYMF) meet and greet event as scheduled for August 9, 2017. Fitzpatrick excused. It was moved and seconded to approve up to $5,850 for the NYMF meet and greet event, funding to come from the public relations budget. Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously. Assistant to the President Bond presented a request from the musicians of the Metropolitan Opera orchestra to utilize public service scales for a rehearsal on April 20, 2017 and free concerts at the Manhattan VA Hospital on April 24, 2017 and at Brooklyn VA Hospital on May 17, 2017. It was moved and seconded to approve the use of public service scales for a rehearsal and two concerts by musicians of the Metropolitan Opera orchestra at VA hospitals as proposed. Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously.

Contract Administrator Covo present. Covo presented the budget for Bryant Park Piano in the Park 2017 series. Covo excused. It was moved and seconded to contribute $10,029.49 to the Council for Living Music to co-sponsor Piano in the Park, funding to come from the public relations budget. Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously. Meeting adjourned at 1:48 p.m.

TUESDAY, APRIL 4, 2017

Meeting called to order at 11:30 a.m. by President Gagliardi. Present: Financial Vice President Olcott, Recording Vice President Schwartz, Executive Board members Brandford, Dougherty, Hyde, Suttmann, Assistant to the President Bond. Minutes from March 28, 2017 reviewed. It was moved and seconded to approve the minutes from March 28, 2017 as corrected. Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously.

President Gagliardi reported on the rally at City Hall on April 3, 2017 to support funding for the National Endowment for the Arts and National Endowment for the Humanities. Discussion held. Financial Vice President Olcott reported on the status of negotiations with Mostly Mozart. Discussion held. Olcott reported on matters pertaining to Westchester Philharmonic. Discussion held.

Recording Vice President Schwartz reported on the status of an unfair labor practice charge brought against New York University for the wrongful dismissal of a member. 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. Meeting adjourned at 12:34 p.m.

TUESDAY, APRIL 11, 2017

Meeting called to order at 11:18 a.m. by President Gagliardi. Present: Financial Vice President Olcott, Recording Vice President Schwartz, Executive Board members Brandford, Burridge, Cutler, Dougherty, Hyde, Sharman, Suttmann. Minutes from April 4, 2017 reviewed. It was moved and seconded to approve the minutes from April 4, 2017 as corrected. Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously.

Political and Communications Director Carroll present. Marti Speranza, candidate for New York City Council, District 4, present. Speranza reported on her candidacy for City Council. Discussion held. Speranza excused. Carlina Rivera, candidate for New York City Council, District 2, present. Rivera reported on her candidacy for City Council. Discussion held. Rivera excused. Keith Powers, candidate for New York City Council, District 4, present. Powers reported on his candidacy for City Council. Powers excused. Carroll excused. Discussion held.

President Gagliardi reported on a proposed agreement between AFM and Cinesamples. Discussion held. Financial Vice President Olcott requested annual anniversary salary increases for two non-bargaining unit staff members. It was moved and seconded to approve the salary increases. Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously.

Referral Service Coordinator Ferrara and Director of Organizing and Field Services Russell-Brown present. Ferrara presented a draft agreement between Local 802 and Times Square Alliance.  Discussion held. Ferrara excused.

Russell-Brown requested that Local 802 provide a band for the May Day Rally in Foley Square scheduled on May 1, 2017. Russell-Brown excused. It was moved and seconded to approve $2,652.47 to provide a band for the May Day Rally, such funding to come from the public relations budget. Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously.

Executive Board member Cutler reported on a service to members, Buyers Edge. Discussion held.

Recording Vice President Schwartz reported on the Broadway Beacon Awards to be presented by Inside Broadway at the JW Marriott Essex House on June 12, 2017, and announced that President Gagliardi will be an honoree. It was moved and seconded to purchase a table at the Broadway Beacon Awards at a cost of $7,500 with the proviso that AFM will purchase seats at that table. Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously.

Cutler discussed Local 802’s recent anti-harassment training. Discussion held.

Schwartz presented an invitation to attend the New York Committee for Occupational Safety & Health 38th Annual Awards on May 4, 2017. It was moved and seconded to purchase an eighth page ad in the Awards Journal at a cost of $250, such funding to come from the public relations budget. Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously. Meeting adjourned at 2:15 p.m.

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