New Broadway contract for musicians' union
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians signed a 3-year contract with Broadway producers:
NEW YORK (AP) _ The musicians union Local 802 has amiably agreed to a three-year contract with Broadway producers, a contrast to the last round of negotiations that culminated in a strike and darkened Broadway for days.
Members of Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians approved the contract with The League of American Theatres and Producers, Disney Theatrical Productions, and Musical Rights, Inc., following a union ratification meeting on May 16, officials said.
The contract expands the pool of musicians eligible for health care, and includes more contributions to the health plan from producers. In return, musicians gave up two wage increases during the term of the agreement. No other details were released. [AP]
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