Exclusive: Musicians in US orchestra seek to drop their unionmain
Musicians in the Colorado Symphony Orchestra have filed to decertify from their union, the American Federation of Musicians., from representing them in contract negotiations.
The causes of dissension are obscure and both sides are staying tight-lipped, but a petition has been filed here and a vote is expected soon.
The move is part of a growing disaffection in classical orchestras with the AFM under the flamboyant leadership of Ray Hair. Last year, the Charleston Symphony Musicians left the AFM and we hear of further troubles brewing in Montreal and Los Angeles.
Watch this space.