New York City Ballet threatens the musicians it refuses to payNews
Two weeks ago the company told its musicians they would not receive pay for the past 18 months.
Now it is informing them of disciplinary action if they do not return to work.
To the NYCB Orchestra Committee:
It has come to our attention that you are instructing orchestra members not to submit attendance sheets for the Fall Season. That action violates the no-strike provision of our CBA, and the Ballet will seek damages against the union and union representatives unless the Committee reverses that instruction. In addition, orchestra members who comply with that instruction will be disciplined. We are forwarding this email to each member of the orchestra to ensure that they understand the consequences that will result from complying with the Committee’s instruction.”
Senior Director of Operations
NEW YORK CITY BALLET
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