The Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra in Lincoln, Nebraska, has announced that orchestra musicians and management have signed a new three-year collective bargaining agreement, effective July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2014. The new agreement provides for a cumulative per-service compensation increase of 8 percent over the next three seasons with no changes to the guaranteed service clause. The contract provides flexibility for timing and duration of special rehearsals and allows musicians to record a compilation disc to be given to donors. Musicians have also offered to donate their time for one fundraising service per season. “It’s great to see that the orchestra is looking toward the future optimistically with regards to growth and stability,” said Karen Sandene, chairperson of the musicians’ negotiating committee, in a press release. “The past few years have been a positive period of expansion for the orchestra, and the musicians have been a critical partner in that growth,” said Executive Director Barbara Zach.
Posted August 18, 2011