Grievance Corner

Volume CIV, No. 2February, 2004


On Aug. 3, 2003, a labor arbitrator ruled in Local 802’s favor over payments owed to musicians who performed in a Jose Carreras performance at Avery Fisher Hall on Feb. 8, 2003. The judgment for the union included all wages and benefits plus the appropriate penalties.

There was a 90-day period that needed to be observed before Local 802 could bring the matter to the federal courts for enforcement. On Nov. 3, our attorney filed a petition with the U.S. District Court to enforce the award and go after the assets of Archer Lyon Entertainment and Jordan Belkin for full recovery of all monies owed.

We will continue to update musicians on the progress of this grievance.