Executive Board Minutes

January 11, 2011

Volume 111, No. 4April, 2011


Meeting called to order by Financial Vice President Blumenthal at 11:13 AM. Present: Blumenthal, Recording Vice President O’Connor, Executive Board members Burridge, Covo, Dougherty, Hyde, Kruvand, Olcott, Schwartz. President Gagliardi absent due to Sound Recording Labor Agreement negotiations.

It was moved and seconded to approve the January 4, 2011 minutes as corrected. Motion carried unanimously.

Financial Vice President Blumenthal distributed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the New York Pops and gave a summary of negotiations. Discussion held. It was moved and seconded to approve the MOA with the New York Pops.

American Symphony Orchestra (ASO) Committee Chair Gene Moye present. Moye read a letter from the Executive Director of ASO requesting permission to record a rehearsal for archival purposes. Discussion held. Moye excused. Discussion held. It was moved and seconded to allow on a one-time, non-precedent-setting basis the archival recording of the American Symphony Orchestra dress rehearsal at Bard College for the upcoming Carnegie Hall engagement on January 28, 2011. All other contractual clauses relevant to archival recordings remain in full force and effect. Motion carried unanimously.

Blumenthal read a letter from Domestic Workers United thanking Local 802 for a donation.

Blumenthal reported on the negotiations of a single engagement by the Philharmonic of the Americas. Discussion held.

Recording Vice President O’Connor reported on a union caucus in preparation for the Sound Recording Labor Agreement negotiations. Discussion held.

O’Connor presented a proposal to contract fundraising work for Local 802’s Emergency Relief Fund. Discussion held. Executive Board Member Schwartz excused. Discussion held. It was moved and seconded to contract the services of Andrew Schwartz to raise funds as an independent contractor for the Emergency Relief Fund for $19,760 per year for the year of 2011, commission to be negotiated for funds raised over the amount of $60,000. Motion carried unanimously. Schwartz present.

Meeting adjourned at 2:05 p.m.