Musicians: 'No Progress' in Detroit Symphony Talks

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

DETROIT (AP) -- Striking members of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra report a lack of progress following the resumption of informal discussions with management aimed at ending a monthlong walkout.

Musicians' spokesman Haden McKay tells the Detroit Free Press and The Detroit News that there was "no progress" following talks that took place Friday aimed at ending the work stoppage that began Oct. 4.

Symphony President and Chief Executive Anne Parsons, however, told the Free Press the two sides made "modest progress by having a full discussion of the issues."

Management of the financially struggling orchestra implemented a 33 percent base pay cut in the first year of the new contract.

Musicians had offered a 22 percent reduction. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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