The Spokane Symphony musicians and board of directors announced today they have reached an agreement settling a four-week strike. After a weekend of intense bargaining, the musicians voted Monday night to approve a two-year contract that includes an 11 percent pay cut and three weeks unpaid personal leave. The pay cut comes in the form of reduced guaranteed services, which include rehearsals, concerts and educational events. The pay cut means core musicians will make about $15,539 a year, down from $17,460, in 161 guaranteed services. The announcement comes just two days before “The Nutcracker” ballet is set to begin/Chelsea Bannach, SR. More here.
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