At this time, Local 802 is negotiating new agreements with the major freelance orchestras. Until the union arrives at a new master single engagement classical scale, employers may sign a memorandum which stipulates the following:
- A raise in the expired rates by 4 percent.
- $2 increases in health benefit contributions for both rehearsals and performances.
- An increase in the expired cartage rates by 4 percent.
Employers who do not sign the 4 percent memorandum must sign a memorandum to pay the expired rates and a retroactive payment once the new rates have been established.
For more information, contact the office of the Financial Vice President at (212) 245-4802, ext. 105. An update on the freelance orchestra negotiations will appear in the next issue of Allegro.