Join the Virtual Picket Line

The Metropolitan Opera’s management team and Board of Directors, led by the Met’s general manager Peter Gelb, have used the COVID-19 pandemic to mask the truth about 15 years of mismanagement, executive overspending, and creative miscues.

Now they’re telling the workers who make the opera sing that they must take a 30% pay cut well past the pandemic is over.

While all the employees were struggling to make ends meet because of the epidemic, Gelb order his team in December to lock out the stagehands from working.

Though the Met Opera reached a tentative deal with IATSE Local One Stagehands in July, several other workers represented by IATSE are still fighting for a fair contract at the Met.

Stand with us. Show the Met’s management and Board that the entire community is united until the workers get a fair contract.

DISCLAIMER: The virtual picket line is for educational purposes, to publicize this matter to the general public, and to demonstrate union solidarity. It is designed to inform the general public, customers, and donors of the ongoing labor issues at the Met. We are not asking anyone to withhold labor or boycott the Met at this time. While we are hopeful that all IATSE Local affiliates will reach fair agreements with the Metropolitan Opera, bargaining has been protracted and union members have been locked out for months.

Join our virtual picket line. Here’s how:

1. Print out one of these signs

Or make your own, using your union colors and logo!

2. Take a picture or selfie with your sign

We can take care of cutting out the background and adding you above. 

3. Use this form to send us your image

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