There appears to be shift, however small, in the standoff between musicians and management in the Minnesota Orchestra dispute. With a management-set midnight deadline for a deal looming last night, both sides said they have been exchanging information with the mediator.
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Without a successful resolution of the ongoing Minnesota Orchestra labor dispute, internationally acclaimed music director Osmo Vanska could soon resign. That prospect worries patrons, some of whom say that without Vanska, the orchestra's lustrous reputation could be tarnished.
The new Orchestra Hall is ready for business — whenever that may be possible given the current lockout of musicians for the Minnesota Orchestra. Orchestra officials took media on a tour this morning to show off the results of the year-long $52 million renovation project. MPR News' Euan Kerr has the story.
U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison called upon the board of the Minnesota Orchestra to accept a proposal put forward by former U.S. Sen. George Mitchell, who is acting as a mediator in the ongoing dispute with musicians. MPR News' Euan Kerr has the story.
The locked out musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra issued a cryptic release today. They are trying to take the steam out of management protests that musicians have not put forward a counterproposal to the contract orchestra officials offered in April, 2012.
Minnesota Orchestra Music Director Osmo Vanska is easing his deadline for a restart of rehearsals as part of the drive to end the orchestra's lockout of musicians, and by extension, his threat to resign.
A new citizens' group, "SOS Osmo," says it's raised pledges of at least $630,000 to help prevent the departure of Minnesota Orchestra Music Director Osmo Vänskä. MPR News Arts Reporter Euan Kerr has the story.
A group of Minnesota Orchestra musicians has collected pledges totaling more than half a million dollars in an attempt to keep the group's music director, who's threatened to resign over an ongoing lockout.
Around 100 people protested outside a fundraiser in Minneapolis tonight calling for an end to the Minnesota Orchestra lockout. The fundraiser brought in $200,000 for musicians' salaries after the 11-month dispute is settled.
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Musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra gathered Thursday outside the newly renovated, but unopened, Orchestra Hall, to announce they had unanimously rejected management's latest proposal. MPR News' Euan Kerr has the story.
The management proposal was for two months of negotiations with musicians paid under their old contract, followed by the imposition of a two year contract including a 25 percent pay cut if no agreement was reached.
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