Local 802 is proud to announce that it has achieved a one-year extension of its collective bargaining agreement with New York City Opera, which paves the way for meaningful employment for its orchestra musicians. The agreement contains increases in pay for performance rates. While it temporarily suspends the seasonal performance guarantee, it restores the guarantee upon expiration of the extension if no successor agreement is reached to the contrary, and preserves all increases. Local 802 commends orchestra committee members Mark Shuman, Don Batchelder, Nancy McAlhany, Thomas Hutchinson, Jeffrey Marchand — along with Local 802 counsel Harvey Mars — who worked tirelessly on achieving this agreement. Special thanks to Local 802 President Adam Krauthamer, whose efforts were instrumental in achieving this result. Local 802 is hopeful that New York City Opera will soon be able to resume performances and is pleased that it was able to achieve this progressive agreement at this very challenging time.