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San Francisco Symphony Ratifies New Contract

San Francisco SymphonyIn February, musicians and management of the San Francisco Symphony (http://www.sfsymphony.org/) ratified a three-year contract. Negotiated less than two years after a strike that led to the cancellation of several concerts and an East Coast tour, this agreement calls for an increase in weekly base salary from $2,892 to $3,200 in its final year, as well as a negotiated $4,000 annual increase in musician pension benefits. “I was particularly impressed with the way in which both sides were able to share consulting resources and develop a viable plan by which musicians maintained the quality of their health insurance coverage while management was able to save a considerable amount of money in health benefit costs,” says Local 6 President David Schoenbrun.

Jacksonville Symphony Agrees to New Contract

The Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra (JSO) has ratified a new contract that covers musicians through the 2016/2017 season. Negotiations for the previous contract were difficult, and ended with an 11% salary cut. While this new contract does not completely restore the losses, it provides a 2.5% raise this season and next, and a 1.5% raise in the 2016-2017 season.

JSO feels optimistic about its future, with a new music director, Courtney Lewis, and a new president, Robert Massey, who was previously executive director of Orchestra Iowa.

Other Interesting News

Instrument Carry-on Rule for Flights Pleases Musicians 

DOT Harmonizes Rules for Musical Instruments on Flights 

Musicians Get Approval to Carry on Instruments When Flying 

DOT Final Rule on Musical Instruments in the Cabin 

DOT Updates Rules for Musical Instruments on Planes 

U.S. DoT Issues Final Rule – Air Travel with Musical Instruments 

Hey, Rockstars, You Can Now Legally Bring Your Instrument as a Carry On