Could the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra’s new employment contract be historic?

the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra has a new employment contract with his musicians. The new three-year agreement immediately restores salaries to the level before the pandemic with annual increases of a total of 8% until the end of the contract, restarts the hiring process for vacant positions and changes the work rules significantly.

“The pandemic and societal issues surrounding inclusiveness and equity have accelerated our need to find a new way of working together,” said Jonathan Martin, President and CEO of CSO. “In a collaborative partnership with our musicians, the management negotiation team, led by CSO Chief Operating Officer Robert McGrath, has looked beyond our historical work rules to find common solutions that work in our rapidly evolving environment.”

accession Cincinnati edition To discuss the new contract include CSO Chief Operating Officer Robert McGrath; CSO Associate Principal Viola and Local 1 of the American Federation of Musicians President Paul Frankenfeld; and attorney Barbara Jaccoma, who represents Local 1 of the American Federation of Musicians.

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