NEW YORK POPS
Local 802 and the New York Pops management have settled a recent grievance with regard to personal days. Three Pops members were denied their request to take a personal day for a rehearsal even though their requests were in compliance with the contract, since all music for the linked concert was rehearsed at a subsequent rehearsal. The settlement gives the three affected musicians the right to take a personal day for each concert set that includes two or more rehearsals for the remainder of the 2003-04 season (the contract normally allows for only two per season). In addition, their attendance requirement for the 2003-04 season is waived.