NY Times: Met gives musicians first paycheck in a yearmain
According to the New York Times, the Met has agreed to resume paying its orchestra musicians in exchange for negotiations on future wages.
The Met says: ‘We’re very pleased that our agreement with the orchestra has been ratified and that they will begin receiving bridge pay this week, along with the start of meaningful discussions towards reaching a new agreement.’
If this is the case, it appears Peter Gelb has starved out the musicians and brought them to their knees. Gelb is demanding a 30 percent cut.
There are no winners here. Just one moral loser who used the pandemic to oppress his employees.