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The American Federation of Musicians is the largest musician union globally, representing 80+k performers across the U.S. and Canada, filed a lawsuit against 212 Productions LLC. AFM is seeking a jury trial and damages for unpaid wages, fees, premiums, and residuals, plus pension contributions.

The lawsuit claims “The Voice” producers “used incorrect wage scales to calculate compensation and failed to pay premium rates for work performed beyond an eight-height span, holidays or Sundays.” Musicians are also seeking back due to residuals.

“On numerous occasions, 212 Productions has either under-paid or altogether failed to pay wages for a variety of music preparing services” covered under a collective bargaining agreement, the union said in its suit. “At various times, 212 Productions has simply ignored provisions of the agreement requiring additional or premium rates of pay for a gamut of services,” including working through the night to meet tight production deadlines, the complaint said.

 – Excerpt from an article for the LA Times by ANOUSHA SAKOUI. Read the full article here.

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