Detroit musicians on strike


This video from the USA says about itself:

5 October 2010

Members of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra have gone on strike against demands by management that include a 33 percent cut in base pay. The World Socialist Web Site spoke to several musicians participating in a picket on October 4.

See also here. And here.

A recent column in the Detroit News, “Cost of DSO too rich for Detroit,” lashes out against striking Detroit Symphony Orchestra musicians and those supporting their struggle against management’s draconian contract demands: here.

On the third day of a strike by Detroit Symphony Orchestra players, DSO management held a press conference at Orchestra Hall Wednesday morning to put forward its case: here.

Striking members of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra will be joined by members of the Cleveland Symphony in a show of solidarity at an October 24 support concert. The walkout by DSO musicians against massive concession demands is entering its third week. Meanwhile, orchestra management says it is canceling all scheduled concerts through November 7 as well as a recording project: here.

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