THE MUSICIANS OF THE CHICAGO SYMPHONY
ORCHESTRA OFFER OUR SUPPORT TO
THE MINNESOTA ORCHESTRA MUSICIANS
Engaged in a bitter labor dispute, our colleagues in the Minnesota Orchestra have been locked out for three consecutive weeks, and the lockout is set to continue for three more weeks, for a total of six, with no new negotiation meetings scheduled. The musicians have been faced with demands, including a massive reduction in salary, that threaten the nature and quality of this excellent orchestra.
Our conductor tonight, Osmo Vänska, is the Music Director of the Minnesota Orchestra. The Musicians of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra ask Osmo Vänska to use his influence to persuade the Board and Management to negotiate in a spirit of compromise and respect. The musicians of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra support their Minnesota colleagues in their efforts to achieve a contract that will preserve The Minnesota Orchestra.
The Members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra thank you for your interest and support.
Thank you from:
The members and officers of the Chicago Federation of Musicians, Local 10-208
American Federation of Musicians
This appeal is to the public. We are not asking any individual to refuse to pick up, deliver or transport any goods or to refuse to perform any services.