Licensed Ushers and
"Unity is Strength"
To our Local 176 family, (Posted 11/26/20)
On behalf of the Officers and Executive Board of Local 176, we continue to hope that all members and their families are healthy and safe throughout this COVID-19 pandemic.
At 7:00 PM on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 the Local 176 Executive Board Meeting was held. All Officers and Executive Board members were in attendance. The meeting was held to update all on our venues during the COVID pandemic. Secretary Treasurer Carlo Foti gave the financial report. Our treasury remains stable, even though all venues remain closed, and the Local is not receiving any revenue.
Business Agent Marinacci reported that he has a commitment from Hank Abate, USB Arena Belmont to meet with the representatives of Local 176 after the New Year. BA Marinacci also spoke to Joe Zino, who is managing the Nassau Coliseum on an interim, month to month, basis. Nothing new to report regarding Yankee Stadium, but the Staten Island Yankees are officially contracted. If they sign on with a new independent franchise, we will resume negotiations with them. Mets, Steve Cohen has officially taken over as owner of the Mets, as well as the Brooklyn Cyclones. The Cyclones will be upgraded to Full Season “A” Ball, and we have a four year contract there. GM Steve Cohen and Assistant GM Kevin Mahoney remain with the team. We will be meeting with Chris Brown and C J Quackenbush to discuss any possible financial relief. We held a Zoom meeting with members who work MSG and formulated our counter proposal regarding MSG’s staffing proposal. We submitted our counter proposal and are waiting to hear back from MSG.
While we have a limited access to a Zoom account, the Executive Board unanimously agree to hold a virtual membership meeting on December 3 at 7:30 PM. Additionally, as in the past months, the Executive Board unanimously approved a motion from Vice-President Smith to continue waiving the charging of dues for the month of December, as well as continuing the payroll reductions to Union Officers. The Executive Board unanimously approved both motions, to be reviewed again in December.
On behalf of the Officers, Executive Board of Local 176, and myself, I want to close this message by wishing all members and their families a safe, blessed, and Happy Thanksgiving. We look forward to seeing all at the December 3rd General Membership Meeting.
Local 176-Licensed Ushers & Ticket Takers Union