FMCS Statement on the Labor Negotiations Between the New York Metropolitan Opera and Unions

Aug 11, 2014, 13:00 ET from Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service

WASHINGTON, Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS), announced today that the report of the independent analyst brought in to review the Metropolitan Opera's finances was nearing its completion. Negotiations between the Met and the musicians (Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians) and the chorus and other members of the American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA) will resume this week. The Met has announced a new deadline of Sunday, August 17th for the completion of an agreement.

Due to the highly sensitive nature of these discussions, FMCS, consistent with its practice, will have no further comments during this period.

The Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, created in 1947, is an independent U.S. government agency whose mission is to preserve and promote labor-management peace and cooperation. Headquartered in Washington, DC, with 10 district offices and 67 field offices, the agency provides mediation and conflict resolution services to industry, government agencies and communities.

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