Some big-name politicians joined protesters in a growing firestorm against an opera they say glorifies Palestinian terrorists.
Another union agreed to a contract this past weekend with the Metropolitan Opera, in the wake of the threat of a lockout last month.
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The opera house is still in negotiations with eight smaller unions, including those representing painters and costume and makeup artists.
The Metropolitan Opera has reached tentative labor deals with two of its largest unions while negotiations continue with 10 more unions in hopes of averting a lockout.
A lockout between the Met’s administration and workers was expected to start Sunday, but it’s been delayed by a week.
Metropolitan Opera musicians and others rallied outside Lincoln Center Friday morning after labor talks were extended for an additional 72 hours, averting a threatened lockout.
The Metropolitan Opera and unionized employees have agreed to postpone a lockout for 72 hours, as a federal mediator headed to the city to resolve a labor faceoff.
The Metropolitan Opera wants to bring in a federal mediator to settle a contract dispute that’s threatening to lockout workers.
The Metropolitan Opera said Wednesday that it will lock out union workers if a contract deal is not reached.
Morton Klein, of the Zionist Organization of America, said he wants donors to close their wallets if the Met is unresponsive to the demand to cancel the fall performance.
The opera depicts the 1985 hijacking of the Italian cruise ship Achille Lauro and the murder of disabled Jewish passenger Leon Klinghoffer.
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