SPCO, Minn. Orchestra to meet with locked-out musicians

  • Article by: Associated Press
  • Updated: January 2, 2013 - 5:52 AM

ST. PAUL, Minn. - The Twin Cities' two major orchestras meet with their locked-out musicians this week in an attempt to end lingering labor disputes.

The management of the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra and the musicians union have agreed to meet with a federal mediator Wednesday and Thursday.

Meanwhile, musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra have accepted an invitation to meet with management this week.

The Minnesota Orchestra musicians were locked Oct. 1 after their contract expired. The Minnesota Orchestra has canceled or rescheduled concerts through Feb. 10.

SPCO musicians were locked out Oct. 21 after declining to approve a contract proposal. The SPCO has canceled concerts through Feb. 8.

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Online:

Minnesota Orchestra: http://www.minnesotaorchestra.org

St. Paul Chamber Orchestra: http://www.thespco.org

Minnesota Orchestra Musicians: http://www.minnesotaorchestramusicians.org

Musicians of the SPCO: http://musiciansspco.org

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