Magazine article International Musician

Hartford Symphony Orchestra Board Threatens Closure

Magazine article International Musician

Hartford Symphony Orchestra Board Threatens Closure

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The Hartford Symphony Orchestra (HSO) board has threatened that the symphony could shut down at the end of January unless its musicians make significant concessions. Musicians and management have spent the past year in negotiations for a new contract.

In November, there was a step forward in the labor dispute. In response to an unfair labor practice complaint filed by Local 400 (Hartford, CT) on behalf of Hartford Symphony Orchestra musicians, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) sided with the musicians and called upon management to issue contracts for the current season.

Yet, the two sides are still at odds over a long-term agreement. HSO management has sought to cut wages by 30% and reduce the number of guaranteed services per season. In response, musicians are asking that management share in the sacrifice, a request that has been steadfastly refused. …

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