Tough talk: Confrontation looms in Chicagomain
Message from the Chicago Confederation of Musicians:
WHAT: After 11 months of bargaining for a new labor agreement, the musicians of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra will announce the results of its vote taken last night and the action it will take to protect the health of the individual musicians and the orchestra at a press conference on Thursday, 12:45 pm at Orchestra Hall, Lobby, 220 South Michigan Avenue.
WHY: Though recognized as the nation’s leading symphony orchestra and one of Chicago’s cultural crown jewels, CSO musicians have seen their compensation and benefits stagnate while competing orchestral
associations have increased their musicians’ wages and benefits.
WHO: The musicians of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, members of the Chicago Federation of Musicians.