Negotiations continue Sunday in an attempt to avert CSO strike

Sun Mar 10, 2019 at 4:12 pm

By Lawrence A. Johnson

Chicago Symphony Orchestra musicians and management continue to negotiate today in a final effort to reach agreement before a midnight deadline. The two sides met earlier today and have scheduled another session after today’s CSO matinee concert has ended.

Last month the musicians voted to strike if agreement on a new contract has not been reached before the present one expires. That contract extension will close at 11:59 p.m. Sunday.

In addition to salary demands, the main sticking point has been management’s shifting the orchestra’s retirement plan from a defined benefit plan to a direct contribution plan, as outlined in yesterday’s CCR story.

Check back for updates.

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One Response to “Negotiations continue Sunday in an attempt to avert CSO strike”

  1. Posted Mar 10, 2019 at 8:57 pm by anon

    As an usher at CSO, i appreciate the updates on the strike situation. Lots of other folks have a stake in this. Stagehands, bartenders, ushers, coat checkers, maintenance staff, Tesori mgt. I have asked that a friend who is an usher pass along your website address to her CSO contact list. i will check in as things develop to keep up to date. Obviously, i wish to remain Anon.

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