Leaders of the
Negotiations are expected to resume Tuesday morning for
The I.A. has not had formal negotiations with the Met's management since
Local 1 represents skilled craftspeople who work backstage moving sets, handling lighting, carpentry and more. Contract talks with IA's other six unions, which are composed of backstage artists and technicians responsible for myriad jobs -- such as painting and building sets, preparing costumes and wardrobe, hair styling, make-up, handling box office and ticket sales, posting signage and broadcasting the Met's simulcasts -- are also scheduled for Tuesday and will be held concurrently at Lincoln Center. All of the I.A. local unions will bargain directly with Met management and without the assistance of a federal mediator.
"It is our intent to bargain in good faith and get deals done that address the many variables between our work groups and that are fair for all our members," said
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