Monday, November 5, 2012
Spokane Symphony musicians strike after talks fail
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