82% of the American Federation of Musicians local 802 members voted today to approve a new contract with Broadway Producers. The three year agreement is the conclusion of negotiations between the Union, the League of American Theatres and Producers, Disney Theatricals, and Musical Rights, Inc.
The new agreement preserves the musician’s health plan, which has recently been the subject of complaints of inadequacy, and poor administration, claims procedures, etc. In exchange, musicians won’t be seeing a pay raise for a couple of years.
The last time such a contract was negotiated, musicians wnet on strike, shutting down Broadway briefly during the 2004 season.