Just in: Atlanta musicians concede numbers game, minutes before deadlinemain
It appears the musicians have accepted proposals for a smaller orchestra – 77 now, possibly rising in future. WAC version here. WAC had set a 4pm deadline before cancelling the next tranche of the concert season.
We await word from the musicians’ side but, if confirmed, the concession should effectively end the lockout.
UPDATE: Here is the precise wording of the musicians’ proposal:
1) ASO Musicians have proposed to have a guaranteed minimum complement of 77 Musicians for Year 1.
2) During Years 1 – 2 of this agreement, “Best efforts to increase the complement of Musicians to 81 Musicians by the end of Year 2” was proposed.
3) For Year 3: “A minimum of 84 Musicians by the end of the contract year” was proposed.
4) For Year 4: “A minimum of 88 Musicians by the end of the contract year with best efforts to restore complement to 90 Musicians” was proposed.