Broadway’s Stagehands Union Closes Doors To Members And Public Amid Coronavirus Shutdown
With Broadway shuttered, the union that represents its stagehands additionally has closed its doorways to its members and to the general public to forestall the unfold of the coronavirus.
“In mild of the additional closures enacted by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and Mayor Invoice De Blasio, since Friday, March 13, 2020, and in an effort to stick to steerage from federal, state and native authorities, I really feel it’s our social duty to do our half to minimize the unfold of COVID-19,” IATSE Stagehands Native One president James J. Claffey, Jr. mentioned in a message to his members yesterday. “Due to this fact, please be suggested the manager board and I’ve determined to shut the Native One Workplaces to the membership and the general public for the subsequent two weeks, efficient at the moment.”
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He added: “Whereas there shall be no entry to the Native One Workplaces, the union’s officers and workers will alternate their work from the union’s workplaces and dealing remotely from house. The union’s 4 enterprise brokers and I’ll within the metropolis monitoring our jurisdiction, our venues who proceed to be open and our members nonetheless serving.
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“Whereas the Native One workplaces shall be closed till March 31st, be assured the manager board and I shall be in fixed communication with you, and we’ll proceed to help you and your households. The union has a lot to do in your behalf. I respectfully recommend throughout this critical disaster brothers and sisters, that you simply strongly take into account following the directives of civil and well being authorities.”
Native One members assemble, set up, preserve and function the lighting and sound gear, in addition to the surroundings and particular results at Broadway reveals, live shows at Radio Metropolis Music Corridor, Madison Sq. Backyard and Carnegie Corridor, productions at The Metropolitan Opera and all through Lincoln Middle, and broadcasts from CBS, NBC, ABC, Fox and PBS.
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