“As expected, the 11:59 p.m. Saturday deadline in the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s collective bargaining agreement negotiations passed without a deal being forged between management and the musicians,” writes Howard Pousner in Sunday’s Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “The two sides have conducted ongoing negotiations since early this year, but last week it became clear, as details of each side’s latest proposals leaked out, that a huge distance remained to be bridged. A statement released just past midnight by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Players Association said that the musicians believe they are being locked out by ASO management. It was followed momentarily by a statement from ASO management that warned that the 2014-15 season, which is scheduled to open Sept. 25, may be delayed or cancelled.” The article reprints the full text of statements from management and musicians.
Posted September 8, 2014
Photo of Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Robert Spano by Melanie Burford for NPR Music