Thursday, October 18, 2007
According to Playbill, the Nederlander Organization is once again breaking with The League of American Theatres and Producers in their labor dispute with the stagehands union, Local One of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (I.A.T.S.E.). Local One made the announcement.
As noted previously, the Nederlander Organization broke with the League in the 1999 and 2005 negotiations with the stagehands. Now, they are on record saying that they will not begin imposing "portions" of the final contract the League offered the stagehands, but which the union rejected. The imposition of those terms is scheduled to occur on Monday, one day after the scheduled vote on strike authorization.
Nevertheless, the League maintains that the Nederlanders still support the League's objectives.
Also, add the Helen Hayes Theatre to the list I previously offered. According to the Playbill story, the theatre that houses Xanadu would not be impacted by a lockout or strike.
This is Steve On Broadway (SOB).
The Broadway Theatres Not Impacted By Labor Dispute (October 17, 2007)
Bloomberg Appears Ready To Step Into Fray (October 16, 2007)
If You're Holding Tix For Broadway This Week, You're Safe (October 15, 2007)
Stagehands To Vote On Strike...October 21 (October 12, 2007)
The Shows Must Go On...At Least Over Weekend (October 12, 2007)
Still No Lockout (October 12, 2007)
No Lockout Tonight (October 11, 2007)
Lockout Likely (October 10, 2007)
Is This The One For One? (October 9, 2007)
Stagehands' Union Concedes Key Point (October 5, 2007)
Stagehands Talks To Continue This Afternoon (October 5, 2007)
No Monday Lockout (September 29, 2007)
Before The Holidays Strike? (September 25, 2007)
Thanks, Mel! (July 6, 2007)