Met Opera musicians sign new labor agreement

Posted on: August 1, 2011

Monday (8/1) on the New York Times blog ArtsBeat, Robin Pogrebin reports, “The Metropolitan Opera and the union that represents its orchestra announced that they had reached a new agreement early Monday morning, a few hours after the current contract expired at midnight on July 31. No details were provided. Joseph Volpe, the Met’s former general manager, acted as the opera’s chief negotiator. The agreement with Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians comes on the heels of the opera’s new contract with the union representing singers, stage managers, dancers and staff stage directors. A new contract remains to be settled between the Met and the last of its three largest unions, Local One of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, which represents the stagehands. Local One’s current contract was also due to expire on July 31, but the union’s members agreed to an extension through Labor Day.”

Posted August 1, 2011