The sounds of hammering have ended, and plaster dust is no longer drifting through the fourth floor of the 802 building. The first phase of a reorganization of the union’s offices was completed shortly before this issue went to press. If the department you’ve been looking for is no longer where you left it, here are some clues:
First to relocate was the Musicians’ Assistance Program, which has been occupying an attractive new space at the back of the sixth floor since mid-October. Next, builders restructured the space MAP had previously inhabited on the fourth floor into work areas for the New Organizing Department. Coming soon: a more spacious office for 802 jazz reps, and an expansion of some shared computer work space, on the fourth floor.
Change is also afoot on the third floor. Plans call for Contract Administration/Field Services staff to occupy the front half (the 48th Street side) of the floor and the Health Benefits Plan staff to use the back half. Also on the third floor will be the office of a new tenant, the Jazz Foundation, which already has a major presence in the 802 building as the sponsor of weekly jam sessions.
Once these moves are complete, the way will be open for some reshuffling of office space on the fifth floor. Updates will appear in future issues of Allegro.