LOCAL ONE AUTHORIZES STRIKE

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LOCAL ONE AUTHORIZES STRIKE#1
Posted: 11/8/07 at 9:11pm
From the Local One website:

INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT THOMAS C. SHORT GRANTS LOCAL ONE STRIKE AUTHORIZATION

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

President Claffey is reporting as of 7:30 p.m. today, November 8, 2007, that based upon the last offer of the League of American Theatres and Producers, International President Thomas C. Short has granted strike authorization to Local One.

The International President will advise President Claffey as to the time and date when the strike will begin.

Please continue to check the web site and the hotline at 646-459-1916 for any additional updates on how to proceed.

Fraternally,

Robert C. Score
Recording-Corresponding Secretary
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re: LOCAL ONE AUTHORIZES STRIKE#2
Posted: 11/8/07 at 9:13pm
PLEASE don't be next weekend!
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re: LOCAL ONE AUTHORIZES STRIKE#2
Posted: 11/8/07 at 9:14pm
The strike has BEEN authorized...it's just a matter of them deciding to actually do it or not.
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re: LOCAL ONE AUTHORIZES STRIKE#3
Posted: 11/8/07 at 9:49pm
Previously, the Local One membership authorized their executives to call a strike if deemed necessary. The catch on this was to be legal, the IATSE International had to authorize it as well.

This is the Intertnational (parent) union office authorizing a strike, time frame TBD.
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re: LOCAL ONE AUTHORIZES STRIKE#4
Posted: 11/8/07 at 10:15pm
I don't know what this means... but my heart hurts a little bit.

I have tickets to six shows from 11/16 - 11/19.
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re: LOCAL ONE AUTHORIZES STRIKE#5
Posted: 11/8/07 at 10:19pm
If the six shows you're seeing are the ones listed in your profile you're in a slight bit of luck. The Glorious Ones, Pumpgirl, and Pygmalion are produced by non-profits so are not technically effected by the strike. Neither is Young Frankenstein. Cyrano and Little Mermaid would be though.
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re: LOCAL ONE AUTHORIZES STRIKE#6
Posted: 11/8/07 at 10:26pm
Even though they are produced by those theatres wouldn't ALL stagehands go on strike? I got the impression that if there was a lockout then those certain shows wouldnt be effected but if there is a strike I'm pretty sure they would be. Correct me if I'm wrong.
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re: LOCAL ONE AUTHORIZES STRIKE#7
Posted: 11/8/07 at 10:32pm
Those are indeed the 6 shows i'm seeing, frogs_fan... I guess thats a little comforting, in a sense.

I'm still completely sitting on edge to hear about developments. What are the chances that they'll wait until after the Holiday?
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re: LOCAL ONE AUTHORIZES STRIKE#8
Posted: 11/8/07 at 10:32pm
even if the stagehands are IATSE, it's not their contract so guessing that they are not legally able to go on strike. Much like with the WGA strike, other unions specifically forbid their members from striking while they are required to report to work.
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re: LOCAL ONE AUTHORIZES STRIKE#9
Posted: 11/8/07 at 10:38pm
If they are going to strike it will be during the holidays as that is the busiest time.
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re: LOCAL ONE AUTHORIZES STRIKE#10
Posted: 11/8/07 at 10:40pm
oh that would be a disaster. over 20,000 people wanting to see shows....uh oh.
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re: LOCAL ONE AUTHORIZES STRIKE#11
Posted: 11/8/07 at 10:43pm
Well this is just Fan-FREAKING-tastic...

I'm just really sorry that it got to this point for the stagehands - its too bad they couldnt come to an amicable agreement without a strike being necessary.
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re: LOCAL ONE AUTHORIZES STRIKE#12
Posted: 11/8/07 at 10:56pm
Does anyone know if this would affect special events or Off-Broadway shows?
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re: LOCAL ONE AUTHORIZES STRIKE#13
Posted: 11/8/07 at 10:59pm
I have Les Mis tickets for tomorrow.
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re: LOCAL ONE AUTHORIZES STRIKE#14
Posted: 11/8/07 at 10:59pm
I just got a text from a friend who is in Chicago that the strike may begin this weekend. No one knows for sure.

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re: LOCAL ONE AUTHORIZES STRIKE#15
Posted: 11/8/07 at 11:05pm
oy, that wouldn't be fun, I'm going into the city just to see 2 shows this weekend, I won't complain though...me and everyone else really.
hope it works out and there isnt a strike after all- for some reason i think there wont be a strike, and even if there is, it might only be for a few days?
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re: LOCAL ONE AUTHORIZES STRIKE#16
Posted: 11/8/07 at 11:11pm
Claffey has been saying for quite some time that Dec 1st would be when they would stop working without a contract and there are still talks on the 9th scheduled.
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re: LOCAL ONE AUTHORIZES STRIKE#17
Posted: 11/8/07 at 11:12pm
So chances are they'll hold out until the 1st to strike...?

*hopeful glance in the direction of Switz...*
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re: LOCAL ONE AUTHORIZES STRIKE#18
Posted: 11/8/07 at 11:17pm
Is Color Purple in danger?
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re: LOCAL ONE AUTHORIZES STRIKE#19
Posted: 11/8/07 at 11:56pm
yes.
I think i'm going to go cry in my room now.
I have Spring Awakening tix for Dec. 9th..
(P.S, I know that show is hated here. I couldn't care less. I'm DYING to see it.)
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re: LOCAL ONE AUTHORIZES STRIKE#20
Posted: 11/9/07 at 12:04am
Bit of a dickish move if the strike happens during the BC/EFA collecting season. It wouldn't be the producers they'd be hurting then.
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re: LOCAL ONE AUTHORIZES STRIKE#21
Posted: 11/9/07 at 12:05am
I'm going to look to the optimist within and go on to believe that things will be resolved quickly and swiftly, so that we can go on enjoying the season. Plus, y'know, I still have FARNSWORTH and ROCK 'n' ROLL and YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN to enjoy before the Nederlander Organization takes a hold of my B'way schedule (with CYRANo at the Rodgers, LION KING at the Minskoff and MERMAID at the Lunt). Here's to a painless meeting tomorrow! re: LOCAL ONE AUTHORIZES STRIKE

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re: LOCAL ONE AUTHORIZES STRIKE#22
Posted: 11/9/07 at 12:15am
at 3:30 the union gave the league its final offer. at 7pm the league came back with a counter offer that was, according to someone in the room, "total bullsh*t". Tom short told the league that negotiations were over. cancelled tomorrows meeting and went into an office and signed the IA authorization to strike. the union is meeting tomorrow to pick a day for the strike. We have been told its going to be either tomorrow or monday.
we all cleared our personal stuff out tonight.
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re: LOCAL ONE AUTHORIZES STRIKE#23
Posted: 11/9/07 at 12:16am
If it's tommorow- that's annoying but doesn't affect me at all.
Well ,except then I can't rush anything. But I might not have been able to anyway.
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re: LOCAL ONE AUTHORIZES STRIKE#24
Posted: 11/9/07 at 12:25am
I have to say I am very disappointed. I'd hoped it wouldn't come to this. Oh, well. Let's just have it over with soon.
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