The locked-out Baltimore musicians have appealed to the Government to declare their treatment by the BSO illegal. It may be the last shot in their locker. By the end of the week, the musicians must either capitulate to a shorter working year, or face a winter in the trenches. Here’s their latest press release:
This morning the BSO Musicians filed an Unfair Labor Practice charge against the Baltimore Symphony with the National Labor Relations Board. Since June 17, 2019, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra has failed, and continues to fail, to bargain in good faith regarding wages, hours, and other terms and conditions of employment with the musicians. Specifically, BSO has unlawfully locked out the musicians to impose unilateral implementation of terms and conditions of employment without reaching impasse. BSO has also failed and refused to provide relevant
and necessary information requested by the union in bargaining.
At 9:30 am we will resume picketing at Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. This will be a silent picket with the musicians dressed in black. They will march in single file in the picket line with their instruments in hand.