Stagehands Earning $420,000 Return to Carnegie, for Now

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Members of Local One of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees picketing outside of Carnegie Hall yesterday. The strike is over jurisdiction of a new education wing.

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Members of Local One of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees picketing outside of Carnegie Hall yesterday. The strike is over jurisdiction of a new education wing. Close

Members of Local One of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees picketing outside of Carnegie Hall... Read More

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Dennis O'Connell, properties manager of Carnegie Hall, among the stagehands on strike at Carnegie Hall. The strike resulted in the cancellation of the season's opening night. Close

Dennis O'Connell, properties manager of Carnegie Hall, among the stagehands on strike at Carnegie Hall. The strike... Read More

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Carnegie Hall at 57th Street and 7th Avenue. Close

Carnegie Hall at 57th Street and 7th Avenue.

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James Claffey, president of Local One of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees Union. Close

James Claffey, president of Local One of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees Union.

The show will go on at Carnegie Hall.

Striking stagehands will return to work tonight for a performance of the American Symphony Orchestra as contract talks continue, said Carnegie Hall spokesman Matt Carlson.

Carnegie Hall canceled its opening-night concert yesterday after a strike was called by Local One of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees. The dispute is about whether stagehands’ work guarantees extend to a new, upstairs education wing.

With benefits and overtime, the five full-time stagehands Carnegie Hall employs earned an average of $420,000 in 2011 from working its three stages, according to the venue’s tax return.

The American Symphony Orchestra performs a program that includes Aaron Copland’s “Symphony for Organ and Orchestra” and will be conducted by Leon Botstein, the president of Bard College.

Muse highlights include Rich Jaroslovsky on tech and Jason Harper on cars.

To contact the reporter on this story: Philip Boroff in New York at pboroff@bloomberg.net.

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Manuela Hoelterhoff in New York at mhoelterhoff@bloomberg.net.

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