Musicians at Work (photo op)

Volume 120, No. 2February, 2020


“I’m grateful to be employed under a Local 802 contract for several reasons. First, I’m impressed by the knowledge, expertise and diligence of the team at 802 who negotiated a fair and thorough contract for our musicians. Their continued support and attention allows our musicians and myself to keep our focus on making music and maintaining our high performance standard. I’d also like to recognize the Big Apple Circus organization for its commitment to employing musicians under a union contract. This ensures both the highest level of professionalism and musicianship for its brand as well as the safety and security of a fair, competitive wage and benefits package for the members of the orchestra.”

– Local 802 member Wages Argott, music director, conductor and trumpeter for the Big Apple Circus band.