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Carnegie Hall will stay open as talks with the stagehands union continue.
As previously reported, Carnegie Hall had to cancel its opening night on Wednesday because of the strike.
The stagehands union are striking as they believe they should be the ones working on the new education wing. The Hall believes that would make the work much more expensive and had others working on the wing as a strike was threatened.
James J. Claffey Jr.'s, the president of the Local One union, answering message said, "As of right now, the strike is on." The stagehands then set up a giant inflatable rat outside of the Hall doors.
"We are disappointed that, despite the fact that the stagehands have one of the most lucrative contracts in the industry, they are now seeking to expand their jurisdiction beyond the concert hall and into the new education wing," Clive Gillinson, Carnegie Hall's executive and artistic director, said.
But now the stagehands will be returning Thursday night, Bloomberg reports. The American Symphony Orchestra is scheduled to perform.
The Orchestra will be playing Aaron Copland's "Symphony for Organ and Orchestra," conducted by the president of Bard College, Leon Botstein.
Carnegie Hall has five full-time stagehands, who earned an average of $420,000 in 2011.
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