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Drive on

The battle of the management-labor emails continues with Alan Gordon demanding Peter Gelb fire his driver. Read more »


Alan Gordon replies to a letter from Peter Gelb we haven’t seen yet. La Cieca has to wonder if the Wendy White thing is really going to turn out to be an effective negotiating tactic. Read more »

Numbers game

The Met has released what the press office calls “background financial information” relevant to the company’s ongoing union negotiations. These documents have been sent to the Met’s three largest unions, and naturally La Cieca thinks you, the cher public, will be interested in gleaning facts and trends from these reports. They can be downloaded after the jump. Read more »

Cheep cheep cheep, talk a lot, picket a little more

This just landed in La Cieca’s inbox:  “We regret to inform you that Lyric Opera of Chicago season is in peril. Yesterday Lyric advised us that if we do not accept their one year demand for a two week reduction of employment, an elimination of wage parity with the orchestra, and an additional 5.2 % reduction in salaries that they will lock out AGMA members on Monday, August 22, 2011.”

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