New York City Opera Locks Out Unions after Mediation Fails

Business Week
January 8, 2012

The New York City Opera locked out its musicians and choristers a month before its first scheduled performance of 2012, imperiling the 69-year-old company. Mediation that began on Dec. 19 by the Federal Mediation & Conciliation Service ended Saturday at 9 p.m., said Alan Gordon, national executive director of the American Guild of Musical Artists, which represents choristers.

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