Met Opera extends lockout deadline in musicians' labor dispute

August 11, 2014 6:35 PM

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Met Opera extends lockout deadline in musicians' labor dispute

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Talks between New York's Metropolitan Opera and its musicians and other unionized employees will resume this week after the opera company agreed to extend its deadline for a threatened lockout by another week, federal mediators said on Monday.

The contract negotiations, the most contentious at the Met since a previous lockout in 1980, had been suspended for a week while an independent analyst studied the Met's finances. Its previous labor contracts expired July 31.

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