Management cites deficits in past three seasons for holding down wage increases in latest proposal. The orchestra currently ranks third in pay in this country, behind the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
(2 months and 2 days ago)
A strike by San Francisco Symphony musicians has caused the cancellation of another concert Friday night, according to symphony officials. The musicians announced the strike on Wednesday, prompting the symphony to cancel a concert that had been scheduled for Thursday, then a second Friday night. The musicians and symphony management negotiated for 13 hours Thursday and early...
(2 months and 5 days ago)
SAN FRANCISCO -- Musicians from the San Francisco Symphony took to the City Hall on Tuesday, but they weren't there to serenade the mayor or promote the Grammy Award-winning institution. Instead, a handful of musicians staged a string quartet "press concert" protesting symphony management's handling of their new contract. Last week, symphony musicians unanimously voted to...
(2 months and 8 days ago)
Two more San Francisco Symphony concert were canceled today due to a strike by musicians, according to symphony officials. Tonight's 8 p.m. and concert and Sunday's scheduled 2 p.m. performance were both canceled today as symphony officials and musicians continued contract talks. Symphony officials will make an announcement Sunday on the status of the symphony's three-day...
(2 months and 3 days ago)
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Striking musicians for the San Francisco Symphony have narrowed their differences with management in marathon contract talks set to resume on Friday with a federal mediator, but two performances have already been canceled, an orchestra spokesman said.
(2 months and 5 days ago)
After a controversial demonstration in City Hall yesterday didn’t convince the San Francisco Symphony’s management to change their tune on musicians' compensation, it looks like it’s time to face the music. According to Bay City News, the Symphony’s musicians announced a strike on Wednesday, canceling a scheduled concert for tomorrow. The musicians and management both held...
(2 months and 7 days ago)
After 15 months of negotiations, the Seattle Symphony and its musicians have reached agreement on a new contract. The contract, good through August 2015, includes salary concessions for the remainder of the season (but provides salary increases in subsequent seasons), maintaining a 45-week performan
(4 days ago)
After a weekend of lengthy and intensive contract talks, on Sunday afternoon in the 18th day of a strike, musicians and the administration of the San Francisco Symphony reached a tentative agreement. The agreement will restore the interrupted season when the new contract is ratified by the full orchestra and the symphony’s board of governors. That action is expected in the...
(1 month and 17 days ago)
JACKSONVILLE — Jacksonville Symphony management and musicians have agreed to a new contract after months of tension. The symphony’s chairman-elect told the audience gathered for a Friday night piano concerto that a two-year contract approved by the board also had been approved by the musicians’ bargaining unit. “This is a very, very satisfying compromise. We are delighted to...
(1 month and 11 days ago)
San Francisco's classical musicians may soon be preparing their own swan song. The SF Symphony unanimously voted to strike next week if contract disagreements surrounding salary and benefits are not resolved. For the past eight months, the Musician's Negotiating Committee and the Symphony's management have been working out a contract. The musicians claim the management's...
(2 months and 12 days ago)
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