A fourth US orchestra is out of contractmain
Fort Worth is on strike. Philadelphia and Pittsburgh are beck-pedalling desperately to achieve some kind of back-dated agreement.
Far from the metropolitan limelight, the Pacific Symphony has joined the post-deadliners.
As of Thursday, the Pacific Symphony’s musicians have no contract. Negotiations between representatives from Local 7 of the American Federation of Musicians and symphony management ended on Aug. 31, the day the last contract expired, without an agreement.
“This is very disappointing. We started bargaining on July 12, and we’ve put in more than 60 hours at the table,” said Adam Neeley, a violist with the Pacific Symphony who has served as chairperson of the orchestra committee for the last year. “The musicians have made four contract proposals that we feel have been more than fair.”
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