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Cleveland Orchestra Ratifies Contract Modification


At the end of September, musicians of the Cleveland Orchestra, represented by Local 4 (Cleveland, OH), ratified a four-month modification to their current Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA). The modification is effective through January 31, 2021, and the CBA is set to expire August 29, 2021. After January 31, the originally bargained contract terms will be reinstated, unless otherwise negotiated and agreed upon. Previously, on April 1, salaries had been reduced to 80% and later to 70% of original wages. Under the four-month modification, compensation returns to 80%. Musicians will continue to receive their quarterly EMG. Orchestra size remains at 100 musicians, and paid COVID administrative leave may be used by those who have been exposed to COVID-19 or those at high risk for contraction.

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