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Metropolitan Opera extends labor talks by three days
Metropolitan Opera extends labor talks by three days

The Metropolitan Opera in New York avoided a lockout of union workers late Thursday by extending contract negotiations by 72 hours. The opera had previously threatened a work stoppage if negotiations with 15 of its unions weren't concluded by midnight Thursday. A federal mediator was called in from Washington to help broker an agreement Thursday. The Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, which requested the delay, is leading talks between the Met and two of its unions, one representing musical artists, including dancers, singers and stage managers, and the other representing orchestra musicians and music staff. A release sent by the Met late Thursday said that the company...

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