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Grant Park Festival Orchestra Agrees to New Contract

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In June, musicians and management of the Grant Park Festival Orchestra in Chicago reached an agreement on a new three-year collective bargaining agreement (CBA), following the expiration of their previous agreement on May 31. The new contract will include increased wages and improvements to work rules. Orchestra musicians are members of Local 10-208 (Chicago, IL).

Terryl Jares, president of Local 10-208, states: “The negotiations were marked by a willingness of both parties to negotiate a settlement that recognized the unique challenges for orchestral musicians performing in a fast-paced outdoor concert environment, while also acknowledging the challenges and fiscal realities of running a nonprofit performing arts organization.”







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