Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra musicians on strike, reject pay cut demand
Sep 30, 2016
All performances scheduled for this weekend have been cancelled
The union says the consequences of those cuts would be "severe and immediate" and result in musicians leaving and an inability to attract top-notch players.
According to the PSO, the base salary for it's musicians is $107,000 with several orchestra members being paid more than double this with overscale. They also receive 10 weeks of paid vacation time per year, a minimum of 12 weeks of paid sick time per year, and paid sabbaticals.
The musicians have agreed to concessions in the past, most recently a nearly 10-percent pay cut in 2011, to help the orchestra deal with funding issues.Read More: http://www.wtae.com/news/pittsburgh-symphony-orchestra-musicians-on-strike-reject-pay-cut-demand/41896086