Metropolitan Opera New York

The first round of the labor negotiations between the Met Opera’s management and the American Guild of Musical Artists showed very divergent positions. The Met’s General Manager is asking to cut the pay and benefits of its workers – for the first time in decades – by between 16 and 17 percent. The union says the cuts would be even more important. The beginning of the meeting was rather stormy since the union had invited journalists to join them, which was unacceptable for the Met. The reporters finally had to leave.

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