Shop Steward (Ushers): Sal Amico  201-306-4393

                                   Assistant: Kami Lall  646-842-2090

Shop Steward (TT's): Rose Hussey  516-551-5567

​                   Assistant: John Gilmore


Madison Square Garden is now accepting applications for Local 176 members for Usher positions Click on the  Link below (4/24/21)

Licensed Ushers and
Ticket Takers
"Unity is Strength"

Posted 2/16/21 

Vice President Kevin Smith, Business Agent Rudy Marinacci, and I continue to share information with the membership as soon as we receive it from management of the respective venues. With the extremely short notice to reopen Madison Square Garden that was given by Governor Cuomo, there is quite a bit of scrambling being done by everyone. We were able to speak with MSG Director of Guest Relations, Joe Picco, for a brief time this afternoon.  

The first step in the reopen process for our members is attending a mandatory training seminar. If you are not able to attend one of the seminars, you will not be able to return to work. At this time, no additional seminars are scheduled, but Joe is trying to work with Staff Services and Human Resources to possibly schedule an additional seminar on a Saturday.   

In order to attend the training seminar, you must complete the Health Questionnaire that you can access through the Marquee. You will enter through 8 Penn Plaza and proceed directly to the Hulu Theatre. The training will be held in the Hulu Theatre. There will not be PCR/Rapid COVID testing for the training, but there will be assigned seating. The seats in the Hulu Theatre will be numbered and each person will be given a seat assignment. You cannot veer off your assigned seat. At this time, we do not know how long the training seminar lasts.   

As for the first events to be worked, we do know that your work assignments will be appearing in Workforce. You will be paid for your time waiting for your PCR/Rapid COVID before your work assignment. Your scheduled reporting time will be assigned to you through your Workforce account and your reporting time will be when you report for your PCR/Rapid Test.   

As we receive more information, we will update the membership as quickly as possible.   

In solidarity,  


Sal LoCascio


Local 176-Licensed Ushers & Ticket Takers Union