Detroit Symphony Orchestra Strike Continues

By: AP
By: AP

Striking Detroit Symphony Orchestra musicians have rejected the latest contract proposal from orchestra management.
Musicians spokesman Haden McKay said Wednesday they rejected the offer but that the disagreement has narrowed.
McKay says there could be an agreement if management could find a way to direct $2 million in donor-restricted funds to the musicians. He says the money is intended for community outreach programs.
Management submitted the proposal last Friday. It included a stipulation the musicians must respond by this Friday.
Management spokeswoman Elizabeth Weigandt says a statement is expected later Wednesday.
Bargainers met in late January, but those talks collapsed as they accused each other of not adhering to a three-year, $36 million proposal by then-Gov. Jennifer Granholm and U.S. Sen. Carl Levin.
The walkout began Oct. 4.


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  • by Arch Location: Lansing on Feb 10, 2011 at 11:45 AM
    Let's see you pick up any of those instruments and create something beautiful, Ricardo. The arts are a REAL source of education and higher learning. It's been proven that bringing children to these kind of events furthers their desire for higher learning. Maybe Lansing wouldn't be filled with so many knuckle-dragging imbeciles if more people supported the arts.
  • by Ricardo Location: Lansing on Feb 10, 2011 at 02:55 AM
    Who cares? At an average pay scale of about $100,000 per year, shut it down and let them find a "real" job Thank you. Ricardo
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