Labor dispute outside Tony Awards venue solved
NEW YORK (AP) — The stagehands' union and producers of the Tony Awards have reached an agreement on how the show's red carpet area will be staffed, ending a labor dispute that threatened to derail Broadway's biggest night.
Members of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees had threatened to picket near the Beacon Theatre where the award show will be held Sunday evening. They were angry that producers of the show had nonunion workers setting up the red carpet area.
A deal between both sides was announced Friday afternoon, though no details were immediately disclosed. The union won its biggest demand — for union workers to staff the area.