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ATPAM Votes Option to Strike Nederlander

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A vote by the members of the Association of Theatrical Press Agents and Managers (ATPAM) has given the union's board the authority to call a strike against the Nederlander Organization.

"We've had quite a few meetings, and haven't gotten anywhere at all," ATPAM's secretary-treasurer Berenice Wieler told Back Stage. Wyler said that talks began in February and that the two parties last met on June 3. She declined to discuss the issues preventing an accord.

Calls to the Nederlander Organization were not returned by press time.

Earlier this year, the Nederlander Organization, which owns nine Broadway theatres, decided to make a deal with ATPAM independently of the League of American Theatres and Producers. Wyler said that ATPAM is still in negotiations with the league. She also said that, the strike authorization notwithstanding, she hoped to meet with the Nederlanders again in the future. ATPAM's contract expired Dec. 31 of

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