Oregon Symphony

Union arts employers pinched by rising rents, falling support

Oregon Symphony is paying 50% more for the Schnitzer, and arts tax funds are being diverted to smaller groups.

Oregon Symphony raises wages in new contract

The three-year contract with Musicians Local 99 raises wages 6% in year one and 3.5% in years two and three.

Back on the job with Musicians Local 99

Eighteen months after the Oregon Symphony went silent, Alicia Waite and her fellow members of AFM Local 99 are back making music. 

Union label: The ultimate hard-to-find gift

Ten gift ideas for goods and services brought to you by local union members.