Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Back To The Table?

Back To The Table?

Earlier today while watching NY1, I saw reports implying that by Local One of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (I.A.T.S.E.) was making overtures to The League of American Theatres and Producers to return to the negotiations table in an attempt to end the ongoing Broadway stagehands strike.

Broadway World suggests that could happen as early as Sunday:
Latest reports say The League of American Theatres and Producers and the stagehands' union Local One may reconvene Sunday, November 25 to reopen negotiations in hopes of resolving the labor dispute that has closed much of Broadway for 11 days.

There is no confirmation from either side whether a meeting has been scheduled or not.

The League and Local One met at the negotiating table for many hours this past weekend on November 17 and 18, but to no avail. The League left the table without accepting Local One's latest offer. Thus, 27 Broadway theatres will remain dark through November 25.
League, think of your audience for a change and get back to the table.

This is Steve On Broadway (SOB).

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At 20 November, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ovetures to the League have been made ...
No responce?
I guess they were all in Court watching what happens to the Grinch

Will This Be
"Miracle On 44 street"
or Producer Grinch

At 20 November, 2007, Anonymous Stagecraft said...

the League cares not about anything but the bottom line.
They have made it clear there need to make money is much more important.
The people that make them money are just Product. Not actors or Artisans.
The days of theatre art are over!
These League members have sold out 100 plus years of History.

They are Big Biz, we are just the little people Charlote talks about

At 20 November, 2007, Anonymous lindy luu said...

NEW YORK — A judge will hear arguments Wednesday on whether the Grinch will be able to continue stealing Christmas on Broadway.

State Supreme Court Justice Helen Freedman ordered the 10 a.m. hearing after listening to arguments from producers of "Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas!" and theater owners over allowing the musical, shut down by the stagehands strike, to reopen.

John Hutchinson, lawyer for "Grinch" producers said the show may close if Jujamcyn Theatres, owner of the St. James Theatre where the musical is running, continues to lock out stagehands, who have been on strike since Nov. 10.

At 20 November, 2007, Anonymous SpotOne said...

Bruce Cohen, spokesman for Local 1 of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, was more direct, saying union president James J. Claffey Jr. has invited producers to talk Sunday and "they have not responded."

At 21 November, 2007, Anonymous RJF said...

The League is still playing hardball.
what Sad Humans they are.
I understand that the stageguys gave in on 8 to 10 points of contract negioation.
Still that was not enough.

At 21 November, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now I hear a rumor , the the Shuberts were willing to sign the deal on sunday night.
Charlott ,and the Jujamycns Did not.
The offer was made for the Shuberts to leave the League????

The Nederlander's Disagreed with the League and left..


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