The union helps you get paid better! A few months ago, Local 802 received calls from musicians about three shows at the Tilles Center for the Performing Arts on Long Island conducted by Dean Karahalis and the Concert Pops Orchestra. The jobs were backing up Kristin Chenowith (on Oct. 10), Johnny Mathis (on Oct. 30) and Frank Sinatra Jr. (on Nov. 14). Financial Vice President Tom Olcott, Long Island/Club Date Rep Peter Voccola and Concert Rep Marisa Friedman consulted with the musicians and with the Tilles Center. They ultimately reached out to Karahalis and informed him that our goal was to make sure that his three performances would uphold area standards and be filed under Local 802 contracts. In the end, after some back-and-forth, Karahalis agreed. Remember, any time you feel you are not getting paid what you are worth, please make a confidential phone call to Local 802. We have a great track record in helping you achieve the pay and benefits you deserve. Call us at (212) 245-4802.