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Los Angeles Philharmonic Ratifies Side Letter


At the end of November, Los Angeles Philharmonic musicians—members of Local 47 (Los Angeles, CA)—ratified a side letter to their current contract, which will be in effect through September 22, 2022.

The side letter creates a four-tier system for compensation, with salary during tier one set at 70% of the previously bargained rate. Salary will increase in subsequent tiers, growing to up to 85% of previously bargained wages by tier four. Advancement from tier to tier is planned to happen on a set schedule but is also dependent on audience capacity restrictions being lifted in the orchestra’s venues.

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