Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Finally, Back To The Table

Finally, Back To The Table

Is there a potential break in the Broadway stagehands' strike?

This afternoon, a joint statement has been released from both The League of American Theatres and Producers and Local One of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (I.A.T.S.E.):

Talks have been scheduled between Local One and The League of American Theaters and Producers beginning this weekend, at an undisclosed place and time. No interviews or comment from either organization will be issued until further notice.

Please work together in good faith and hammer out a fair contract for both sides. Your audience is counting on it.

This is Steve On Broadway (SOB).

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At 14 November, 2007, Anonymous SpotOne said...

lets hope for some real Talks
not "Hardball" bulling

At 14 November, 2007, Blogger Steve On Broadway (SOB) said...

That's what I'm hoping for.

And I'm also hopeful that the sudden dearth of comments from the stagehands on this site (which had been exceedingly plentiful over the past couple weeks) means that they're taking their union's vow of silence to heart.

Perhaps something good will come out of Saturday's session. At least, let's hope so and wish both sides all the best.

At 15 November, 2007, Anonymous OnGo said...

I Think we have all been to busy picketing!
TY Steve

At 15 November, 2007, Anonymous AutoFly said...

I am getting ready to picket right now.
I can tell you that If they enter the ring ready to deal trade and and bargain in good faith,we will be back at work tuesday.
If they come to stall and play hardball,we will take them to the fence.

At 15 November, 2007, Anonymous Decider said...

Everyone is crying about the economical effect the strike will have one the city. Everyone is crying about the strikes effect on their holiday plans to see a live performance on Bway. Everyone except the producers, management and the bigtime money makers. They could care le$$.
Go for it, Local One!

At 15 November, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is the future...
a younger generation of producers decided that the contract now up for renewal would be the one in which they pushed for big changes, and the theater owners are, this time, pushing with them. By taking a few cents out of each ticket over several years, the league amassed a $20 million fund in preparation for a strike like this one.
Premeditated UNION BUSTING

At 15 November, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

These days, producers say there are often long periods when, for logistical reasons, only some of those stagehands can be working. When the scenery is brought in and the stage is crowded with carpenters, league members say, the electricians cannot get much work done.

They don’t even realize how much work is preformed in the basement "cable runs”; in the false ceilings "more cable and speaker drops”; Front of house "lighting"
Let alone all the practicles onstage. The speaker” monitors" mounted in the set (which needs to be installed when the set is!
(You don’t put wiring in after the wall is built)
Let alone the compilations of doing this to automated Scenery (that uses electricity to move)
Who runs all this wire? The guy with a hammer and nails?
Would you allow a carpenter to do your electrical system at home?

It's amazing How little they know about what happens on stage.

At 15 November, 2007, Anonymous sounddude said...

Least we forget amps dimmers
All the dressing room work that goes on.

At 15 November, 2007, Blogger Steve On Broadway (SOB) said...

Thanks for sharing. It's certainly more work than I could ever imagine.

At 15 November, 2007, Anonymous WORKERBEE said...

These producers really have no Idea!
The public really has no Idea.
Unless your in the trenches.

It's very diffrent than you can Imagine.

During a loadin, If my Boss ever caught me standing around,
That would be my last day.
Yes He has fired people

At 15 November, 2007, Anonymous Tianzahri said...

I'm very much hoping that talks this time around will work out. I am a current theatre arts major at a local college here, training for the technical side of theatre. If the changes that the Producers want to happen happens, then all the entry level jobs for graduates like me are gone and we'll have to struggle even harder to even get into the field.

At 16 November, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any and all volunteers and family members are welcome on the picket lines. We thank all the actors, musicians, all the other IA Local Members, all the other affiliated Union Members, the NYPD and the elected officials who have walked the line with us. If you have been on the street, you know that the public is on our side. Help each other and remain strong. In unity there is strength.


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