Detroit Symphony management preparing new proposal

Posted on: January 28, 2011

In Thursday’s (1/27) Detroit Free Press, Mark Stryker writes, “Management of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra is preparing a new contract offer to submit to its striking musicians, after the latest round of talks last weekend failed to resolve the bitter 17-week strike. Work on a new proposal comes in the wake of Wednesday’s meeting by the executive committee of the board, in which the 28 senior board leaders instructed the negotiating team to prepare a revised offer, said Glenda Price, secretary of the committee. The committee will meet again in a week to evaluate progress. There had been speculation prior to Wednesday that the committee might cancel or suspend the remainder of the season, but Price said no vote was taken. … Talks entered a new phase last week as both sides pledged to adhere to a $36-million, three-year framework proposed last month by Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., and then-Gov. Jennifer Granholm. But a settlement has so far proven elusive.”

Posted January 28, 2011