A nervous peace in Chicago

A nervous peace in Chicago


norman lebrecht

September 29, 2015

Union negotiators for musicians of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra have reached what is described as ‘a tentative agreement’ on a new contract after federal mediators got involved. The deal still needs to be ratified by the muscians themselves. More here.


press release:

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Allison Beck, Director of the U.S. Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS), announced today that representatives of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Chicago Federation of Musicians have reached a tentative agreement on a new collective bargaining agreement under the auspices of FMCS mediators.

The parties are not commenting regarding details of the agreement until both sides have ratified the new contract later this week.

As is Agency practice, the FMCS also is not releasing information about the contract until the ratification process has been completed.