Orchestra Approves 3-Year Contract with Ohio Musicians

Labor News

Randall Schieber

Reprinted from The New York Times by The Associated Press on August 12, 2018.

The Columbus Symphony has announced a new contract with its 47 musicians taking effect next month.

The three-year collective-bargaining agreement provides a 3 percent raise for musicians. It also adds additional weeks of paid work to the 2019-20 and 2020-21 seasons, resulting in 28 weeks of guaranteed work for compensation by the third year.

The Columbus Dispatch reports the deal continues peaceful labor relations between the orchestra and musicians dating to a 2008 strike.

The agreement additionally extends access to employer group-health insurance over three years, continuing a benefit put in place in April. …

NY Times 8/12

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