Carnegie Hall: Shows Will Go On as Union Talks Continue
Thursday, October 03, 2013 - 01:58 PM
Carnegie Hall is moving forward with its concert Thursday night, after canceling Wednesday's opening night gala due to a stagehand strike. The American Symphony Orchestra will play an 8 pm concert in the Stern Auditorium.
Meanwhile, the company says talks will continue between Carnegie Hall and the union representing its stagehands.
Stagehands are asking for jurisdiction over the company's new education wing — a request Carnegie Hall has so far refused.
The union on Thursday said it was suspending the picket line outside the hall.
After making significant progress at the table, Local One has temporarily pulled down the Carnegie Hall Picket Line.— Local One IATSE (@LocalOneIATSE) October 3, 2013
Molyvos, a neighborhood restaurant, weighed in on the resumption of concerts:
Tonight’s @ASOrch concert will proceed while contract talks continue with our stagehands. Additional performances remain on the schedule.— Carnegie Hall (@carnegiehall) October 3, 2013