Grievance Corner

Volume CII, No. 4April, 2002

Long Island Philharmonic

A series of outstanding grievances have been resolved with the management of Long Island Philharmonic. In June 2001, two rostered musicians had not received first call for an engagement prior to the work being offered to substitute musicians. As settlement, wages and benefits for the full engagement were split between the two players. In addition, outstanding payments to orchestra members for overtime, doubling and principal premiums were finally paid. Musicians have also received payment for chamber music concerts, which are covered under the contract, as well as reimbursement for transportation expenses and audition committee fees.