Executive Board Minutes
February 13, 2003 -- February 20, 2003
Volume CIII, No. 5May, 2003
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2003
Meeting called to order at 3:15 p.m. Present: President Moriarity, Recording Vice-President Price, Executive Board members Crow, Gale, Giannini, Landolfi, Reynolds, Rohdin and Shankin, Controller Bogert, Assistant to the President Dennison, Assistant Director Lennon. Financial Vice-President Hafemeister excused to attend to union business.
Minutes of Feb. 4 unanimously approved as amended.
Price reported on the various telephone service providers proposals made to the union and indicated he would make a recommendation at the next meeting.
Controller Bogert distributed the vouchers for January 2003.
President Moriarity distributed for the board’s information an advertising booklet printed by Local 10-208 (Chicago).
Moriarity reported on a pending trial board case.
Jazz Advisory Committee Liaison Owens and Board member Weiss present at 3:20 p.m.
Moriarity updated the board on the current Broadway theatre negotiations.
Assistant Director Lennon reported on the formation of the theatre negotiations Broadway Health and Safety Subcommittee.
Assistant to the President Dennison reported on a petition in support of Local 802 that had been signed by Broadway composers, orchestrators, arrangers, music directors and conductors. He also reported on the leafleting at the TKTS booth and announced a planned rally on Feb. 26. Dennison further announced a meeting of the complete bargaining unit of Broadway musicians on March 2. Moriarity continued the discussion on the Broadway negotiations. Crow excused at 4:30 p.m.
Meeting adjourned at 4:35 p.m.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2003
Meeting called to order at 11:30 a.m. Present: President Moriarity, Recording Vice-President Price, Financial Vice-President Hafemeister, Executive Board members Blumenthal, Gale, Giannini, Reynolds, Rohdin, Shankin and Weiss, Controller Bogert, Assistant to the President Dennison, Jazz Advisory Committee Liaison Owens.
Minutes of Feb. 13 unanimously approved as amended.
Price reported that due to efforts by the AFM’s Government Relations Office with the U.S. Department of Transportation, an advisory letter had been issued that will allow musical instruments as carry-on baggage. Revised procedures had been communicated to Transportation Security Administration screeners at airports. Members were to be advised to obtain copies of this letter and a letter from AFM President Tom Lee that would verify this information and facilitate its use by members.
President Moriarity updated the board on the ongoing Broadway negotiations. He noted that the Health and Safety Committee had met; that mention of the petition signed by musical and creative staff had appeared in newspaper articles; information had been received that some shows planned to rehearse with the so-called “virtual orchestra” and that a strike authorization and ratification meeting would be held on March 1. Discussion held. Motion made and carried unanimously to authorize a strike on Broadway if necessary. Discussion continued.
Assistant to the President Dennison submitted a bill for expenses of $114 for Tino Gagliardi, a member of the Broadway theatre negotiating committee. Motion made and carried unanimously to approve.
Trial board member Carline Ray appeared before the board to make a presentation of a book for Local 802’s library in recognition of Women’s History Month. The book, “Black Women in American Bands and Orchestras” is by G. Antoinette Handy, an outstanding black woman musician and educator. (See March 2003 Allegro for a review by Ray.) Moriarity accepted the book on behalf of Local 802. Board member Landolfi present at 12:35 p.m. Member Ray was thanked and excused.
Motion made and carried unanimously to approve the vouchers for January 2003.
Senior Business Rep Donovan appeared before the board to submit an off-Broadway agreement with Zanna Don’t, LLC located at c/o Maria Di Dia Productions, Inc. for the production of Zanna Don’t being performed at the off-Broadway John Houseman Theatre. Motion made and carried unanimously to approve.
Donovan distributed an agreement with the Vivian Beaumont Theatre, Inc. d.b.a. Lincoln Center Theatre for performances of Elegies – A Song Cycle at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theatre at Lincoln Center. Motion made and carried unanimously to approve.
Donovan distributed an agreement with Israel, Oh Israel, International, Inc. of Denver, CO for rehearsals at the Ripley Grier Studios of a production entitled Suddenly Hope and performances at David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre, Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, Jacobs Family Campus, La Jolla, Calif. Motion made and carried unanimously to approve. Board member Weiss excused.
Senior Business Rep Smith, Eugene Gamiel, Executive Director of Music Outreach, and his legal counsel attorney Leonard Wagman appeared before the board in response to a step 2 grievance brought by Local 802. A 1999 settlement agreement by Music Outreach with member Richard Frank included an offer of possible future employment as a first call substitute on the roster list if a vacancy were to occur. Frank was never listed despite other guitarists who were hired. After presentation of the grievance and discussion Smith, Gamiel and Wagman were excused. Discussion continued, and Moriarity recommended that Local 802 seek an opinion from 802 legal counsel Leibowitz on the original settlement agreement. Motion made and carried unanimously to find in the union’s favor and require that Richard Frank be added to Music Outreach substitute list. Member Gale excused at 2:05 p.m.
Senior Business Rep Delia appeared before the board with an agreement with the Atlantic Chamber Symphony. Discussion held. Motion made and carried unanimously to approve.
Delia submitted the renewal of the CBA between Local 802 and L’Opera Francaise de New York. Discussion held. Motion made and carried unanimously to approve.
Delia submitted an agreement for the EOS Orchestra which had been previously approved by a telephone poll of the Executive Board. Motion made and carried unanimously to affirm the telephone poll.
Delia submitted a contract for a run-out engagement of the Dicapo Opera Theatre at Queensboro Community College on March 8. Motion made and carried unanimously to approve.
Motion made and carried unanimously to approve a 3 percent salary increase for a supervisor.
Meeting adjourned at 2:30 p.m.