St. Paul Chamber Musicians Reject Latest Contract Offer

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Musicians with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra remain locked out after rejecting a contract proposal Wednesday night.

Thursday also marks a full month since the musicians in the Minnesota Orchestra were locked out. The group is planning to rally at about noon Thursday at Peavey Plaza in downtown Minneapolis. Musicians rejected the latest proposal Wednesday, which would’ve cut their pay significantly.

Management calculated the proposal would cut wages by 14 percent, but musicians with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra argued the cuts actually amounted to 33 percent. The lockout will likely cause concerts scheduled for early November to be canceled.

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