- Associated Press - Monday, January 30, 2017

ST. LOUIS (AP) - The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and the union representing its musicians have reached agreement on a new five-year contract.

The symphony announced the new contract with the American Federation of Musicians, Local 2-197 on Monday - more than seven months before the old contract expires.

The contract calls for pay increases averaging 2.8 percent annually. The minimum scale will increase from $86,053 in the current fiscal year to $98,304 in fiscal 2022.

The St. Louis Symphony has won numerous awards. Music director David Robertson has announced that he will step down after the 2018-2019 season.

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