Monday, August 18, 2014

No Lockout, Tentative Agreements Reached at Met

A brief message from the Met says that the company has reached agreements with AGMA and AFM. Email from the AFM confirms this.

From the Met:

Please be aware that the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS) will be issuing a statement momentarily announcing that the Met has reached agreements with two of its largest unions, AGMA and Local 802.
In addition, the Met announced that the contract deadline has been extended through midnight on Tuesday, August 19, to allow Local One and the other remaining unions with unsettled contracts more time to secure new deals with the institution.

From the AFM:

Statement from Met Opera Musicians and Local 802, AFM, Regarding Tentative Negotiation Agreement
New York, New York—Monday, August 18, 2014The musicians of the Met Orchestra and their union, Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians, announced that they have reached a tentative agreement with the Metropolitan Opera.
Said Tino Gagliardi, president of the Associated Musicians of Greater New York, Local 802, AFM, which represents the MET Orchestra musicians, "After many hours of deliberation, today we have reached a tentative agreement which is subject to the approval of Local 802's executive board and ratification by the MET Orchestra Musicians."
NY Times article, Michael Cooper

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