LA Philharmonic & AFM Local 47 Announce New Five-Year Contract


August 11, 2017 – The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association (LA Phil) and American Federation of Musicians Local 47, AFL-CIO, today jointly announced agreement on a new five-year labor contract, effective September 18.

“This five-year agreement reflects the collective commitment of the musicians, Gustavo Dudamel, and the board and staff of the LA Phil to ensuring the bright future of this organization. It is a tribute to long relationships, mutual respect and trust. These are musicians of the highest caliber and I am always proud to call them colleagues,” said Gail Samuel, Acting President and Chief Executive Officer of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association.

John Acosta, President of American Federation of Musicians Local 47, AFL-CIO, praised the hard work and diligence of the Union’s bargaining committee and stated: “One of the core functions of the Musicians’ Union is to negotiate contracts that deliver improvements in the lives of working musicians. We are pleased to announce that our Negotiating Committee, made up of elected members of the orchestra and working with union staff and legal counsel, has reached an agreement with the Los Angeles Philharmonic that delivers on that promise. This new agreement builds upon the tradition of LA Phil contracts that sets the bar for pay, benefits, and respect for musicians in the United States.”



Linda A. Rapka
American Federation of Musicians Local 47, AFL-CIO, 323.993.3162

Sophie Jefferies
Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, 213.972.3422

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