Unionized stagehands embraced outside Carnegie Hall today after they ended a strike that netted them a new fulltime position at the storied performance venue.
Money was so tight at Carnegie Hall during the recession that even its stagehands took a hit.
Musicians of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra went on strike this weekend, hours before their first Saturday night concert of the 2012-13 season.
The season-opening gala is safe at New York’s Carnegie Hall, as musicians and management of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra reached a tentative deal Monday night to end a two-day strike.
A strike by Carnegie Hall stagehands, whose pay with overtime tops $400,000 a year, canceled the venue’s important season-opening concert tonight featuring the Philadelphia Orchestra, superstar violinist Joshua Bell and vocalist Esperanza Spalding.
Guests attending Carnegie Hall’s dinner gala faced striking stagehands who wanted love and respect after killing the opening night concert that was meant to precede the event.
"You've got to fit in with the demeanor of the team; these captains have a high standard."
- Carnegie Hall on Jun 14, 2013