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Greek Theatre New Manager SMG Commits to 100% AFM


Venue management firm SMG won the long and contentious battle over who will run the Greek Theatre, and takes over operations of the historic Griffith Park venue Nov. 1.

For the past four decades AEG/Nederlander managed the historic Griffith Park venue with an AFM agreement in place, and there was concern that new management would not guarantee a union contract. However, Rec and Parks General Manager Michael Shull was fully committed to securing an AFM contract for all performances at the Greek. Thanks to his efforts and Local 47 President John Acosta, SMG happily agreed to continue the union’s longstanding partnership with the venue. They signed a collective bargaining agreement that guarantees 100% of the music at the Greek is AFM over the next two years. Continue reading

Save Union Music at the Greek

wearethegreek#WeAreTheGreek campaign seeks to keep the Greek a family-operated – and union-friendly – venue

Nederlander Concerts, the family-owned company that has run the Greek Theatre for over 30 years with a collective bargaining agreement with Local 47, is in danger of losing its contract to Live Nation, putting union music at the historic venue at risk.

Last month, Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks commissioners recommended in favor of a takeover by national conglomerate Live Nation, which has no obligation to negotiate a CBA. Continue reading