Carnegie Hall announced that it has reached a new collective bargaining agreement with its stagehands union, two days after a strike caused the cancellation of its opening-night concert with the Philadelphia Orchestra. All concerts at the hall will proceed as scheduled. The new agreement includes limited jurisdiction for IATSE/Local One (International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees) in Carnegie Hall’s new education wing for students, young artists, and teachers. “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. The education wing, in the upper floors of Carnegie Hall’s building, will house new spaces dedicated to Carnegie’s expanding music education and community programming. It is scheduled to open in fall 2014.
Posted October 4, 2013