Executive Board Minutes
December 13, 2005 -- December 20, 2005
Volume CVI, No. 3March, 2006
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2005
Meeting called to order at 11:15 a.m. Present: Recording Vice President Dennison, Financial Vice President Blumenthal, Executive Board members Babich, Gagliardi, Giannini, Landolfi, Weiss and Whitaker. President Lennon excused on union business. Meeting chaired by Blumenthal.
Recording Vice President Dennison distributed the minutes of November 29, 2005.
Motion made a carried unanimously to approve the minutes as amended.
Assistant to the President Delia present at 11:20 a.m.
Financial Vice President Blumenthal reported that due to time constraints, it was not possible to organize a large holiday party on December 28. (See minutes of December 6, 2005.)
Motion made and carried unanimously to affirm a phone poll of the board approving plans for a Local 802 staff holiday party on December 20 in lieu of a larger holiday party on December 28.
Blumenthal reported on a request from the chairperson of the New York Pops Orchestra Committee requesting permission to perform a free memorial concert for recently deceased New York Pops founder and artistic director Skitch Henderson.
Board member Gale present at 11:25 a.m.
Blumenthal was directed to confer with the New York Pops Orchestra Committee in regard to this request.
Dennison presented a letter from the New York City Central Labor Council requesting a contribution to the United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 2110 strike fund in support of striking New York University graduate students.
Motion made and carried unanimously to contribute $1,000 from the Local 802 strike fund to the UAW Local 2110 strike fund.
Dennison recommended the purchase of two tickets at a total cost of $400 to a fund raising event in support of the Working Theatre.
Motion made and carried unanimously to approve the request.
Dennison distributed copies of bylaw Resolution # 2 and Resolution # 3 as presented to the October 11, 2005 membership meeting. Because no quorum had been present for that meeting, these proposed bylaws revert to the board for disposition. (See September 2005 Allegro for text of the bylaw resolutions.)
Motion made and carried unanimously to approve Resolution # 3 as presented to the October 11, 2005 membership meeting.
Motion made and carried unanimously to refer Resolution # 2 to the submitter of the resolution for possible changes in light of the discussion at the October 11, 2005 membership meeting.
Controller Milne appeared before the board to present the January through November financial statement.
Heyman-Kantor appeared before the board and presented an agreement with the Peniel Concert Choir.
Motion made and carried unanimously to approve the agreement.
A board member requested an update of the status of union security issues on Broadway.
A board member reported on the settlement of overtime issues on Broadway.
Delia excused at 12:35 a.m.
A board member requested information on the status of the special situation request made by the producers of “The Woman in White.”
Meeting adjourned at 12:50 p.m.
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2005
Meeting called to order at 11:30 a.m. Present: President Lennon, Recording Vice-President Dennison, Executive Board members Babich, Landolfi, Schaffner, Shankin, Weiss and Whitaker. Financial Vice-President Blumenthal excused on union business.
Recording Vice-President Dennison distributed the minutes of December 13, 2005.
Motion made and carried unanimously to approve the minutes as amended.
President Lennon reported on his and NY Philharmonic Chair Fiona Simon’s participation in recent AFM symphonic recording negotiations in Washington, D.C.
Board member Gagliardi present at 11:45 a.m.
Board member Gale present at 11:50 a.m.
Lennon reported on the status of talks with the Metropolitan Opera concerning electronic media issues.
Lennon reported on the outcome of the AFM Pamphlet B negotiations.
Board member Giannini present at 12:20 p.m.
Lennon reported on the status of the special situation request made by the producers of “The Woman in White.”
Lennon also reported on the status of an additional special situation request from the producers of “The Wedding Singer.”
Lennon reported on the status of negotiations with the New York City Ballet and on an unfair labor practice charge filed against Local 802 by an orchestra member.
Dennison reported on the outcome of the election for city council president in Yonkers and on follow-up activity.
Lennon requested reimbursement of expenses totaling $1,211.40 incurred by several members of the Radio City Music Hall orchestra committee in regard to the recently concluded negotiations.
Motion made and carried unanimously to approve the request. Babich recused.
Meeting recessed at 1:05 p.m.
Meeting resumed at 2:20 p.m. Present: Lennon, Dennison, Gagliardi, Gale, Landolfi, Schaffner, Shankin, Weiss and Whitaker.
Contract Administration Department Supervisor Hannen, Senior Business Representative Schilio, Senior Organizer Smith and Organizer Cage present.
Cage reported on recent organizing activity.
Financial Vice-President Blumenthal present at 3:05 p.m.
Weiss excused at 3:15 p.m.
Cage, Hannen, Schilio and Smith excused.
Blumenthal reported that New York Pops management had made a request to the NY Pops Committee that members of the NY Pops waive payment for a memorial event for NY Pops founder and artistic director Skitch Henderson. (See minutes of December 13, 2005.) He also reported on discussions with the NY Pops orchestra committee regarding that request.
Meeting adjourned at 3:30 p.m.