Monday, November 26, 2007

Is Strike Drama Reaching Eleventh Hour?

Is Strike Drama Reaching Eleventh Hour?

Forget about Grease.

"Hope" appears to be the new word this evening as The League of American Theatres and Producers are back at the negotiating table with Local One of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (I.A.T.S.E.) in an attempt to resolve the 17-day old Broadway stagehands strike.

After working 20 hours right through last night, only to break at 6:30 this morning, the two sides returned to the bargaining table this evening at The League's attorney's office -- Proskauer Rose -- at Broadway and 48th Street.

Stoking the optimism last evening was IATSE Local One Spokesman Bruce Cohen, who was widely quoted sounding upbeat and determined:
There's a lot of hard bargaining and good-faith negotiations going on, and we're hoping at some point before the day breaks tomorrow there will be a settlement....The teams are working very hard, but at this point there's still a good chunk of work to do. We'll stay here until there's a deal.
Will there be a breakthrough? I'm certainly hoping that last night's discussions greased the skids for a successful conclusion that's acclaimed by all. At this point, hope is all we have.

This is Steve On Broadway (SOB).

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At 27 November, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

As of 6:15 a.m., negotiations were continuing

At 27 November, 2007, Anonymous PropGal said...

Special to the Sun
November 27, 2007

Konrad Fiedler

Stagehands continue their strike yesterday. The Democratic presidential hopefuls have been noticeably reticent in taking sides.

A Democratic presidential hopeful, John Edwards, will put other leading White House contenders in an awkward position by announcing today that he supports the striking Broadway stagehands.

The Democrats so far have been noticeably quiet about the stagehand strike that is crippling Broadway and costing the city millions of dollars, though they have for the most part publicly supported the writers in the Writers Guild of America strike in Hollywood.

At 27 November, 2007, Anonymous KathyLongIsland said...

Can anyone explane this to me?:
Jujamcyn Theaters, which owns the St. James, initially announced it would appeal the state Supreme Court decision. But on Monday, Jujamcyn agreed not to seek an immediate appeal, meaning the $6 million production can continue uninterrupted for the rest of its holiday run. The engagement ends Jan. 6.

immediate appeal,???

At 27 November, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Talks have Stalled at 8am.
They will resume...When???NoWord

At 27 November, 2007, Anonymous SpotOne said...

By Philip Boroff

Nov. 27 (Bloomberg) -- Broadway producers and stagehands have ended a second round of all-night talks without agreement on a 17- day strike that's cost the New York City economy an estimated $100 million in lost income.

``There is no deal,'' said Bruce Cohen, a spokesman for Local One of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees. ``No date is scheduled for more talks,'' he said in a telephone interview.

At 27 November, 2007, Anonymous AutoFly said...

As of right now...
Sad... No Future Talks are Scheduled

At 27 November, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Negotiations between the League of American Theatres and Producers and Local One, the stagehands union, broke down prior to 8 AM Nov. 27, the 18th day of the strike. According to NY1, no new talks are currently scheduled


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