Carnegie Hall settles strike with stagehands union

Fri Oct 04, 2013 at 5:25 pm

Carnegie Hall has come to terms with its stagehands union after an impasse in negotiations earlier this week led to Wednesday night’s season-opening concert by the Philadelphia Orchestra being canceled.

All Carnegie Hall concerts will proceed as scheduled.

In a statement on its website posted Friday afternoon,  the Hall announced that it has reached a new collective bargaining agreement with IATSE/Local One (International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees). The agreement will include “limited jurisdiction for IATSE/Local One in Carnegie Hall’s newly-created Education Wing,”  the subject of contention in the contract negotiations.

“Carnegie Hall is very pleased to reach this new agreement with IATSE/Local One, one that meets all of our institution’s education needs as we work toward fulfilling the potential of our new spaces in Carnegie Hall’s Education Wing,” said Clive Gillinson, executive and artistic director of Carnegie Hall in the statement.

Carnegie Hall’s Education Wing, to be situated on the building’s existing upper floors, is scheduled to open in the fall of 2014. The wing will house new spaces dedicated to expanding music education and community programming.

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