BSO musicians locked out
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra musicians are walking the picket line today after management locked them out on Monday. Adding insult to injury, the musicians learned about the lockout from social media, not their employer. BSO management says they’re broke, but the musicians have agreed to millions in givebacks over the years and say the orchestra is a victim of chronic mismanagement. “The bottom line is that they’re trying to break the union, plain and simple,” IATSE 22 president Chuck Clay told delegates at Monday night’s Metro Washington Council meeting. The BSO musicians are members of Local 40-543 of the American Federation of Musicians, and say they’ll continue to fight to preserve the world-class orchestra “that has been built over the last 103 years and to sustain it into the next century.” Check out Local 40-543's Facebook page for latest updates.
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