New three-year contract for Dallas Symphony musicians through 2020

Posted on: September 8, 2017

The Dallas Symphony Association and Local 72-147 of the American Federation of Musicians have jointly announced a new three-year musicians contract, which begins retroactively to September 1, 2017, and continues through August 31, 2020. The three-year agreement includes no wage increases in the first year and 2 percent base wage increases in the second and third years. Also included is a provision for a maximum Dallas Symphony Association contribution to offset increases in healthcare costs. Stewart Williams, president of Local 72-147 of the American Federation of Musicians, said, “This agreement represents work from all sides ensuring that Dallas’s great orchestra will continue to thrive and excel.” Joseph F. Hubach, chairman of the Dallas Symphony Association Board of Governors, said, “This agreement highlights the partnership among musicians, management and board and signals our mutual commitment to the future of the DSO.” Michelle Miller Burns, interim president and CEO of the Dallas Symphony Association, said, “We respect the talent and dedication of our musicians and value the collaborative spirit that defines our work together.”

Posted September 8, 2017