Monday, November 5, 2012

Spokane Symphony musicians strike after talks fail

The show won’t go on – at least not tonight.

Musicians in the Spokane Symphony Orchestra are going on strike amid an ongoing contract dispute.
The union representing the musicians announced Friday they will strike beginning at 5 p.m. today. As a result, tonight’s SuperPops performance was canceled.

Both sides said they’ve made compromises, and both accused the other of being stubborn.
“It is with regret that I must announce that after an additional day and a half of intensive bargaining where the symphony made significant compromises that they felt would bring the sides to an agreement, the musicians have halted the negotiations and called for a strike,” Peter Moye, symphony board president, said in a statement. “It is disappointing that the musicians have chosen to withhold the performance from their audience.”  Read More