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Jazz faculty represented by American Federation of Musicians Local 802 are fighting for justice and a voice at the table at the New School. In this video, Local 802 member Richard Harper tells us what’s at stake. Learn more from the New School Labor Coalition here, here, and here.
Local 802 musicians of the Metropolitan Opera were also recently featured on NBC news, including a clip of their recent on-the-street performances. Musicians give an update on their current contract situation and how they’re helping scientists figure out the safest way for musicians to return to performing. Check out a clip here!
And finally, Local 802 is continuing to solicit testimony from musicians and other artists about how they’ve been affected by the pandemic. Your responses could help New York State lawmakers with much-needed legislation. Submit your testimony here!