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Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Labor Disputes Yields Vote on 'Concessionary Contract'

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Refuses 2016 Pay Cut >>

It looks like the negotiations have all but come to a standstill between the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and their musicians' union. According to the latest gossip news updates, the 65 fulltime symphony members balked at signing a contract that would see an 8.4 percent reduction in the wages. Word has it that after a 13.5 percent pay cut 5-years ago, the Symphony members not only demand their pay remain the same in 2016 -- they want to be guaranteed a raise over the next 3 seasons as well.

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What Has Changed for Musicians Since Re-Establishing Ties with Cuba? >>

A few months ago, we wrote an article about how re-establishing diplomatic ties with Cuba would affect musicians. Now, as time has passed, we are seeing details of this legislation starting to form and the changes that come along with it.

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