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New Pamphlet B Agreement Ratified by Musicians


In April, successor theatrical musical Pamphlet B and Short Engagement Tour (SET) agreements, negotiated with the Broadway League and Disney Theatrical Productions, Inc., were ratified by the bargaining unit. The agreement became effective April 15 and will run until February 28, 2027. Retroactive pay and related items are due for musicians on shows that were running upon ratification.

With guidance and input from the musicians and the musician committee reps, the AFM Theatre/Touring/Booking Division was able to deploy two sets of surveys prior to the start of bargaining. The surveys provided the foundation for the union-side contract demands.

That preparation ultimately paid off with sizeable gains realized in wages, health care, pension, travel penalties, and other areas of the contract that had not been addressed in decades. Following is an overview of the major points of the settlement:

  • Wages increase 3.5% from August 28, 2023, to August 25, 2024; 3% from August 26, 2024, to August 31, 2025; and 4.25% from September 1, 2025, to February 27, 2027.
  • Vacation pay for SET will increase according to the same percentage rates and schedule.
  • Health benefits for full Pamphlet B and SET will increase to $140 weekly. For those who participate in a local’s health plan, the producer will continue to contribute $140 weekly if the touring musician is on a Rule 24 layoff for the length of the layoff.
  • Musicians will earn one performance of paid sick leave for every four weeks of employment, with a cap of six performances per tour year. Up to three sick performances may be borrowed against future accruals in the tour year.

This successor agreement will achieve substantial economic improvements for musicians. These positive results were gained without conceding any significant benefits or protections from prior negotiations.

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