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Utah Symphony Ratifies Modified One-Year Waiver


On August 16, the musicians of the Utah Symphony—members of Local 104 (Salt Lake City, UT)—ratified a COVID-19 Waiver Agreement modification to their four-year agreement that runs through August 31, 2022; the waiver agreement runs from August 31, 2020 through May 29, 2021.

Utah musicians have been furloughed since the end of May and will now return to work on August 30, 2020. Musicians agreed to a 23% reduction in base salary for the 2020-2021 winter season, along with various changes to working conditions. Crucially, the symphony agreed not to invoke force majeure or to furlough the musicians for the period of the waiver agreement, and further agreed to allow musicians at increased risk for severe COVID-19 illness to opt out of live performances.

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