Atlanta: Musicians are voting on new dealmain
Our deep throat in Georgia tells us that a tentative agreement has been being presented to the full orchestra.
It’s a 4-year deal, maintaining the orchestra strength at 88 and including small wage increases for the musicians.
Both side accepted the urgency of hiring a new CEO, and launching major fundraising and marketing initiatives.
It looks like the players scored most of the points at the final negotiating session.
If the vote is yes, play resumes this week with Vaughan Williams’s London Symphony.
UPDATE: The deal is
Weeks 42 (unchanged)
Compensation +6% over 4 years
Total players 88
Health care: Not much change