What We Do at 802

As the largest local union of professional musicians in the world. We unite to fight for the common interests of all musicians by advancing industry standards that dignify our labor and honor and enrich our art. This includes organizing groups of musicians who desire fair representation and collective strength, representing musicians in contract negotiations, helping musicians gain access to health care and pension benefits, working with our elected leaders and government to pass legislation that supports the arts and our industry, and providing resources to help support individual musicians and careers.

The ultimate goals of our union are to uphold the integrity of live musical performance and to advance the vital role of music in the economic, cultural, educational and social life of our community and beyond.