Monday, January 18, 2010

Seattle Symphony musicians reject latest offer

The musicians of the Seattle Symphony rejected the latest offer from the orchestra's management. The proposal had demanded reductions in salary, and the musicians have felt that they have already given up enough ground in that area. There are other complications as well, involving contract length, unfilled p;ositions, and possible revenue-sharing. The musicians of teh Seatlle Symhon & Opera Players' Organization have spelled out their reasons for the unanimous rejection of this contract offer on their website.

The management at the Seattle Symphony has said in a recent press release that they are dissapointed by the musicians decision, and that they will return to the bargaining table. Meanwhile, the orchestra will continue to play its scheduled concerts.

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