Revolt: New York musicians overturn their unionmain
New York musicians have voted overhelmingly to depose Local 802 president Tino Gagliardi and replace him with a horn player, Adam Krauthamer. He beat the incumbent by a 2-1 margin at the ballot.
Gagliardi has been an old-style union boss for nine years. What overthrew him was a perceived distance from the membership and widespread concerns about underfunding at the musicians’ pensions fund, concerns the American Federation of Musicians has persistently failed to allay.
Krauthamer has promised transparency about the pension.
Michael Cooper has more on the story at the parish sheet.
Krauthamer, 37, is married to the Broadway star Betsy Wolfe.