Basically, there are contract negotiations going on. Local 1 just voted to take 1.5 (ish) million from the general fund and put it into their support fund for workers during a strike. This is essentially the union voting saying that "we will strike..." They have said that they will strike in December (bways biggest month) if a contract has not been reached by then.any one know about what's going on??? i've read a few articles but they were really vague and didn't explian the situation very well...
What dream world are you living in?the way I see it, is that theatres like mine, the regional theatres will greatly benefit if broadway goes dark and hollywood has issues. If you can't go to NY to see a show, see it close to home, and still see a high quality performance.
FWIW, I believe that Local 1 has requested that it's members refrain from discussing the negotiations in public. I'm not sure where the above letter originated, but I might wonder if Jimmy C. wants this stuff out in public, as there was *some* confusion as to whether Local 1 *had* to seek the Internationals approval to go on strike. Something to think about, and correct me if I'm out of place..
Agreed. What I can't wait for is if they do do the work stopage for touring shows and there are shows that are trapped in multi week sit downs that can not strike because no one will cross the line. I give it a week and it will be over, too much money will be lost if this thing runs. If AEA joins in, which they are both AFL-CIO unions, this thing could go really quick.
Neither AEA nor AGMA members are crossing the picket lines at the theaters closed, so they are in complete solidarity with Local 1. This was also the case 4 years ago (edited) when AGMA Local 802 went out in a dispute over pit minimums and electronic playback and both AEA and Local 1 stopped work as well.