Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Orchestra Death Watch: Detroit Musicians Get A "Final Offer"

The Detroit Symphony management presented its "final offer" last night to striking musicians. They'd like the musicians to vote on the offer by Thursday night; the union's response pretty much typifies their tone and approach up until now:
... according [to] musicians' spokesman Greg Bowens, the union's bylaws require a 72-hour waiting period after any proposal is submitted before a vote can be taken. He said if the contract offer was e-mailed to the union at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday as the DSO said, then 72 hours would mean a Friday evening vote. "Management," said Bowens, "should have taken this into account."