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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000533.txt from 2000/04

From: Richard Bush <rbushidioglot@-----.com>
Subj: Re: [kl] Doubling/union rules
Date: Wed, 12 Apr 2000 20:29:30 -0400

My God! What a diverse cross section we're seeing on doubling fees. I'm going
to find this thread most interesting. Thanks for your input.

Karl Krelove wrote:

> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Richard Bush [mailto:rbushidioglot@-----.com]
> > Sent: Wednesday, April 12, 2000 12:58 PM
> > To: klarinet@-----.org
> > Subject: Re: [kl] Doubling/union rules
> >
> >
> > One of the big distinctions between amateur pits and professional or
> > semi-professional pits is giving doubling fees. Most unions (USA)
> > require 20%
> > over base pay for the first double (second instrument). The
> > second double (third
> > horn) gives the player 15% more of base pay. All additional
> > doubles pay the
> > player 10% per horn. If a woodwind player plays five instruments,
> > they receive
> > base plus 20, plus 15, plus 10, plus 10 (base plus 55% of base pay). Bass
> > saxophone is usually considered an instrument of cartage, just
> > like the harpist
> > or a percussionist who must bring in a ton of stuff.
> >
>
> Unfortunately, this is established by individual locals and is not
> consistently true. I'm a member of two locals, one based in Philadelphia and
> one in a nearby smaller city across the state border. The big city's
> doubling scale is quite generous - 50% extra regardless of the number of
> instruments. The other local has no doubling fees at all. You're at the
> mercy of the jobber (or you just turn the work down).
>
> Karl Krelove
>
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