How To File Freelance Single Engagement Classical Concerts

Volume CIV, No. 11November, 2004

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.