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Executive Board Minutes

June 20, 2017 - August 8, 2017

The Executive Board did not meet on July 4 or July 25.

TUESDAY, JUNE 20, 2017

Meeting called to order at 11:25 a.m. by President Gagliardi. Present: Financial Vice President Olcott, Executive Board members Brandford, Cutler, Dougherty, Hyde, Sharman, Suttmann, Assistant to the President Bond. Sharman taking minutes.

President Gagliardi reported that a Single Engagement Concert Agreement was reached with the Kingdom Hearts Orchestra for their performance at the United Palace Theatre on June 24, 2017. Request from the Kingdom Hearts Orchestra to perform an evening rehearsal at day rates. It was moved and seconded to approve the Kingdom Hearts Orchestra to perform an evening rehearsal at day rates. Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously.

Gagliardi requested funding for an upcoming trip to the Southern Conference in Orlando and meetings with the British Musicians Union and the International Federation of Musicians (FIM) to be held in London in the amount of $4,942.96 with reimbursement to be requested from the Coordinating Advisory Council (CAC). It was moved and seconded to approve the above-mentioned request. Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously.

Marjorie Velázquez, democratic candidate for City Council in District 13, present 11:43 p.m. Discussion held. Velasquez excused 12:12 p.m. Local 802 member Alvester Garnett present 12:14 p.m. Discussion held. Garnett excused 12:48 p.m. Executive Board member Suttmann excused at 12:48. Executive Board recessed 12:49 p.m. Executive Board reconvened 1:01 p.m.

Executive Board member Brandford presented the list of 2017 Anne Walker Scholarship Award winners which included Zachary Detrick, Caroline Kuhn, Hannah Levine, and Matt Wong.

Brandford announced his resignation from the Executive Board on a date to be determined later this summer. Discussion held. Discussion held on Executive Board vacancies.

Gagliardi reported on reaching a Collective Bargaining Agreement with Jazz at Lincoln Center.  It was moved and seconded to recommend for ratification by the collective bargaining unit the Collective Bargaining Agreement with Jazz at Lincoln Center pending final consultation with Local 802 counsel. Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously.

Gagliardi presented an invoice for elevator repair and maintenance in the amount of $9,581. It was moved and seconded to approve the expenditure for elevator repair and maintenance. Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously.

Discussion held on Local 802 members working in the Poughkeepsie (NY) Local 238-291.

Minutes from June 13, 2017 reviewed. It was moved and seconded to approve the minutes from June 13, 2017 as corrected. Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously.

Gagliardi 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.

Gagliardi revisited his trip to Washington, DC on June 6, 2017 with AFM President Ray Hair to meet with senior staff of Senators Al Franken, Tammy Baldwin, and Bernie Sanders on matters pertaining to the AFM-EPF. Discussion held.

Meeting adjourned at 1:35 p.m.


TUESDAY, JUNE 27, 2017

Meeting called to order at 11:10 a.m. by Financial Vice President Olcott. Present: Recording Vice President Schwartz, Executive Board members Brandford, Burridge, Cutler, Sharman, Suttmann, Assistant to the President Bond. President Gagliardi absent on union business. Minutes from June 20, 2017 reviewed. It was moved and seconded to approve the minutes from June 20, 2017 as corrected. Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously. Financial Vice President Olcott discussed matters pertaining to scheduling Executive Board meetings during the summer months. Discussion held.

Assistant to the President Bond reported on matters pertaining to the Broadway production of “Hello Dolly!” Discussion held. Executive Board member Hyde present at 11:26.

Recording Vice President Schwartz reported on his attendance at Clearwater’s Great Hudson River Revival festival at Croton Point Park, NY on June 17, 2017. Discussion held. Schwartz reported that the lease had been paid off on the vehicle Local 802 utilized for field services and that the vehicle was scheduled to be returned to the dealer on June 30, 2017. Discussion held. Schwartz reported on his meeting with Kaback Service pertaining to that firm’s maintenance of the union hall’s HVAC equipment. Discussion held.

Financial Vice President Olcott proposed a contribution to the re-election campaign of Mark Levine for New York City Council from District 7. It was moved and seconded to contribute $500 to the campaign of Mark Levine, such funds to come from State and Local Tempo. Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously.

EMSD Business Rep Pawlo present. Pawlo presented a Limited Pressing Agreement between Local 802 and The Musical Company for the off- Broadway cast album recording of “The Ballad of Little Jo.” Pawlo excused. It was moved and seconded to approve the agreement as submitted. Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously.

Schwartz presented requests from eight members for leaves of absence from Broadway shows. It was moved and seconded to approve the leaves of absence as submitted.

Schwartz discussed matters pertaining to an internal organizing initiative. Discussion held. Executive Board member Burridge excused at 1:30.

Meeting adjourned at 1:35 p.m.


TUESDAY, JULY 11, 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, Garnett, Sharman, Suttmann, Assistant to the President Bond. President Gagliardi administered the oath of office to newly appointed Executive Board member Alvester Garnett. Minutes from June 27, 2017 reviewed. It was moved and seconded to approve the minutes from June 27, 2017 as submitted. Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously.  Gagliardi appointed Garnett as Executive Board liaison to the Local 802 Jazz Committee. Gagliardi appointed Executive Board member Suttmann to the Local 802 Finance Subcommittee.

Gagliardi reported on his attendance at the AFM Southern Conference in Orlando FL, June 22-25, 2017. Discussion held. Gagliardi reported on his attendance at a meeting of the International Federation of Musicians (FIM) and a meeting with the Musicians Union (Great Britain) in London, England, June 26-30, 2017. Discussion held.

Financial Vice President Olcott reported that a Memorandum of Agreement between Local 802 and Mostly Mozart Festival has been finalized and is awaiting signature. Discussion held.

Olcott presented a request from Bronx Arts Ensemble to utilize public service scales for a rehearsal and concert at Fordham University on July 16, 2017. It was moved and seconded to approve the request from Bronx Arts Ensemble. Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously.

Recording Vice President Schwartz reported on negotiations between Local 802 and Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce for a successor agreement covering Harlem/Havana Week 2017. Discussion held. Schwartz reported on the Jazz Mentors panel discussion held on June 29, 2017. Discussion held. Gagliardi and Bond excused at 11:51. Olcott assumed the chair. Discussion continued. Gagliardi and Bond returned at 11:54. Gagliardi assumed the chair.

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

Gagliardi reported on an internal organizing initiative. Discussion held.

Political and Communications Director Carroll joined the meeting by telephone. Carroll reported on the Create NYC plan and on a proposal from member Marc Ribot to organize a meeting of members to provide feedback and assess the impact of the plan. Discussion held. Carroll reported on a proposed Local 802 instrument drive. Discussion held. Carroll reported on a proposal for Local 802 participation in an Alzheimer’s Walk in NYC. Discussion held.

Member Jason Jackson present. Jackson reported on his professional experience and expressed his interest in an appointment to fill a vacant seat on the Executive Board. Discussion held. Jackson excused.

Controller Camiolo present. Camiolo presented the April 2017 financial report. Discussion held. Camiolo excused.

Local 802 Referral Service Coordinator Ferrara present. Ferrara presented a request for funding of the second phase of development of the NewYorkMusicians.com Web site. Ferrara excused. It was moved and seconded to approve $1,774 for Web site development. Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously.

Meeting adjourned at 1:38 p.m.


TUESDAY, JULY 18, 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 Brandford, Burridge, Cutler, Sharman, Suttmann, Assistant to the President Bond. Minutes from July 11, 2017 reviewed. It was moved and seconded to approve the minutes from July 11, 2017 as submitted. Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously.

President Gagliardi reported on matters pertaining to the health plan for orchestra members of Metropolitan Opera. Discussion held. Gagliardi reported on matters pertaining to a New York City Opera production of “Cruzar la Cara de la Luna” as schedule for January 2018. Discussion held. Executive Board member Garnett present at 11:28. Gagliardi reported on matters pertaining to personnel of New York City Ballet. Discussion held. Gagliardi reported on a proposal from Broadway HD to capture the Broadway production of “Indecent” for theatrical and streaming release. Discussion held. Gagliardi discussed matters pertaining to the Broadway production of “Hello Dolly!” Discussion held. Assistant to the President Bond distributed a semi-annual report on Department of Lincoln Center & Theatre Activities. Discussion held.

Financial Vice President Olcott requested an annual anniversary salary increase of 2 percent for Controller Camiolo. It was moved and seconded to approve the annual anniversary salary increase for Camiolo as requested. Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously.

Olcott presented a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between Local 802 and Mostly Mozart Festival. It was moved and seconded to approve the MOA for ratification by the bargaining unit. Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously. Recording Vice President Schwartz presented a request for a donation from ALIGN. It was moved and seconded to purchase one ticket at $250 to the ALIGN Movement Builders Awards to be held on September 26, 2017 with funding to come from the public relations budget.  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.

Communications and Political Director Carroll present. Carroll submitted a slate of endorsements for election to New York City Council. Gagliardi excused at 12:35. Olcott assumed the chair. Gagliardi rejoined the meeting at 12:37 and assumed the chair. Carroll reported on Local 802 communications and social media engagement strategy. Discussion held. Carroll excused.

It was moved and seconded to contribute $500 to each of the election campaigns for New York City Council of Marjorie Velazquez (District 13), Carlos Menchaca (District 38), and Rafael Espinal (District 37), such funding to come from State & Local Tempo. Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously. It was moved and seconded to approve the Local 802 endorsement slate as submitted. Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously.

Gagliardi proposed a merit salary increase of 5 percent for Communications and Political Director Carroll. It was moved and seconded to approve the salary increase as proposed. Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously.

Gagliardi called the board into executive session at 1:08. Executive Board member Cutler excused at 1:18. Gagliardi called the board out of executive session at 1:26. Executive Board member Brandford proposed that the matter of vacant seats on the board be resolved. Discussion held.

Meeting adjourned at 1:38 p.m.


TUESDAY, AUGUST 1, 2017

Meeting called to order at 10:04 a.m. by Financial Vice President Olcott. Present: Recording Vice President Schwartz, Executive Board members Brandford, Burridge, Cutler, Namkung, Sharman, Suttmann. President Gagliardi absent on union business. Financial Vice President Olcott administered the oath of office to newly appointed Executive Board member Wende Namkung.

Olcott called the board into executive session at 10:08. Olcott called the board out of executive session at 11:06. It was moved and seconded to approve for payment an invoice in the amount of $11,852.50 from Cozen O’Connor for legal consultation. Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously.

Minutes from July 18, 2017 reviewed. It was moved and seconded to approve the minutes from July 18, 2017 as submitted. Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously.

Olcott reported on a grievance filed against Mostly Mozart Festival. Discussion held. Olcott presented a request from Little Orchestra Society to utilize public service scales for rehearsals and performances on October 30 and December 18, 2017 and February 5 and March 5, 2018. It was moved and seconded to approve the request from Little Orchestra Society as proposed. Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously.

Recording Vice President Schwartz reported on the first meeting of the new Jazz Committee held on July 25, 2017. Discussion held.

Assistant to the President Bond present. Schwartz reported that negotiations were underway for a collective bargaining agreement with the new owners of Big Apple Circus. Discussion held. Schwartz reported that negotiations for a successor agreement between Local 802 and Winter JazzFest would commence and that outreach to form a negotiating committee had been initiated. Discussion held. Schwartz reported that the Hotel Users of Music Agreement was ready for signature by the employers. Discussion held. Schwartz reported that negotiations were on-going between Local 802 and Waldorf Hotel pertaining to the dismissal without notice of three members. Discussion held.

Bond presented a request from INDECENT Broadway LLP for a waiver of the Collective Bargaining Agreement between Local 802 and The Broadway League regarding the cast album recording of the Broadway production of INDECENT. Discussion held.

Executive Board member Brandford presented a statement of support pertaining to the Local 802 Broadway Internal Organizing Initiative. It was moved and seconded to approve the statement of support as submitted. Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously.

Bond reported on the Local 802 Communication and Social Media Engagement strategy. Discussion held.

Executive Board member Cutler presented a request from members of IBEW Local 3 currently on strike against Charter Communications. It was moved and seconded to sign a resolution of support for the striking workers and donate $500 to the workers’ strike fund, such donation pending the advice of union counsel. Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously.

Bond reported on matters pertaining to the Broadway production of “Hello Dolly!” Discussion held. Theatre Department Senior Business Rep Couture present. Couture reported on a waiver to terms of the agreement between Local 802 and the Broadway League pertaining to leaves of absence and out of town break-ins of new productions. It was moved and seconded to approve the waiver pending full execution of the agreement. Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously.

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

Meeting adjourned at 12:48 p.m.


TUESDAY, AUGUST 8, 2017

Meeting called to order at 11:12 a.m. by Financial Vice President Olcott. Present: Recording Vice President Schwartz, Executive Board members Brandford, Burridge, Hyde, Sharman, Suttmann, Assistant to the President Bond. President Gagliardi absent on union business. Minutes from August 1, 2017 reviewed. It was moved and seconded to approve the minutes from August 1, 2017 as submitted. Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously.

Assistant to the President Bond excused. Financial Vice President Olcott called the meeting into executive session at 11:16. Olcott called the meeting out of executive session at 11:30. Bond present. Bond reported on matters pertaining to the Broadway production of “Hello Dolly!” Discussion held. Bond reported on the New York Musical Festival (NYMF) networking event scheduled for August 9, 2017 in the Local 802 clubroom. Discussion held. Olcott reported on a grievance filed against Mostly Mozart Festival. Discussion held.

Recording Vice President Schwartz requested that the Executive Board confirm an email poll approving the collective bargaining agreement between Local 802 and Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce. It was moved and seconded to confirm the email poll. Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously.

Schwartz reported on the Lincoln Center Out of Doors / NPR Music “Turn the Tables Live” concert of July 25, 2017 at Damrosch Park and the failure of contractor Joe McGinty to file a Single Engagement agreement. It was moved and seconded to request that AFM place Joe McGinty on the International Unfair List and that Local 802 place a Do Not Work order in the Allegro. 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 May 2017. Discussion held. Camiolo excused.

Political and Communications Director Carroll present. Carroll presented a request from NYC Central Labor Council for a contribution to the Independent Expenditure fund to support labor-sensitive candidates with promotional and communications assistance. Executive Board member Cutler present at 12:52. Carroll excused. Board recessed at 12:52. Board reconvened at 1:10. It was moved and seconded to contribute $2,000 to the Independent Expenditure fund to enhance Local 802’s profile in the labor movement, funding to come from the public relations budget. Discussion held. Amendment made and seconded to set the contribution at $500. Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously.

Schwartz reported on a proposal from Tyco Security for the installation of security upgrades to the union’s building. Discussion held. Carroll present. Carroll requested a contribution to the Independent Expenditure fund of $500, funding to come from State and Local Tempo. Carroll excused. It was moved and seconded to contribute $500 to the Independent Expenditure fund from State and Local Tempo. Discussion held. Motion carried unanimously. Meeting adjourned at 1:45 p.m.

 

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