For more than a year, club date employer Roy Gerson Music has refused to sign the Single Engagement Club Date Agreement negotiated last May. Gerson, who never attended any meetings of the multi-employer negotiations, refused all demands that he execute the agreement. Several months ago the Contract Administration Department filed a charge with the Labor Board, but later dropped the charge when Gerson agreed to meet and discuss the problem. After Gerson canceled six meetings, Local 802 filed new charges with the Board.
Gerson has not filed any engagements since July 2001 and has failed to pay health and pension benefits. The Labor Board is expected to make a decision soon. All questions should be directed to Senior Business Rep Richard Schilio at ext. 146.