In March, musicians and management of the New York Philharmonic approved a new three-year contract. Musicians will see a 4.5% salary increase over three years. The musicians, members of Local 802 (New York City) will contribute more toward their health care costs.
“Contract negotiations are never easy, and as a new music director and leadership team take the helm at this institution, it is our hope that this agreement will mark the beginning of a new era, which strives to retain the talent that fuels the institution’s worldwide renown,” says Local 802 President Tino Gagliardi.
Cellist Nathan Vickery, chair of the negotiation committee, adds, “The New York Philharmonic will maintain the high artistic standards that make it world-renowned only when the musicians who make the music each and every night are supported.”