The Hartford Symphony Orchestra and union representatives of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) Local 84 announced a new three-year contract agreement for production and technical services was signed on April 1, 2016. This agreement runs through August 31, 2018.
The contract provides terms and conditions of employment of a stage manager, assistant stage manager, and additional technical personnel as needed for the HSO.
“We’ve had an extremely longstanding relationship with the orchestra, and are very pleased to be able to continue it,” said Michael Sullivan Jr., business representative of IATSE Local 84. Sullivan said that the agreement struck in January between HSO management and the American Federation of Musicians (AFM) Local 400 “opened the path for our agreement.”
“We’re so pleased to continue our long standing partnership with IATSE Local 84,” said HSO Executive Director Steve Collins. “The men and women of IATSE are the people who make the ‘magic behind the scenes,’ providing expert assistance with stage management and a variety of technical work. They are absolutely essential to the successful production of Hartford Symphony concerts.”
The HSO’s season continues Saturday, April 16, with Jake Shimabukuro’s Uke Nation.