Minn. Orchestra Musicians Reject Latest OfferLocked-out musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra unanimously rejected management's latest contract proposal. The three-year contract offered by management would have cut musicians salaries' from an average of $136,000 a year under the old contract to $104,500. Each musician also would also have received a $20,000 signing bonus.
Esme's Blog: A Critical Week For The MN Orchestra
Musicians Of Minn. Orchestra Announce Lake Harriet ShowThe locked-out Musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra have announced another free community concert at the Lake Harriet Bandshell.
Lawmakers Call For Hearing Into Minn. Orchestra FinancesWhen the Minnesota Orchestra got $14 million in taxpayer funds to renovate its Minneapolis concert hall, they vouched for its financial stability at the time, citing "three balanced budgets in a row.” Now, some lawmakers want a hearing to investigate whether that was truthful.
Union Workers Reject Latest Crystal Sugar OfferLocked-out union workers at American Crystal Sugar Co. have rejected the latest contract offer from the company.