Jan. 15: Three-year Minnesota Orchestra deal ends 15-month lockout

  • Article by: GRAYDON ROYCE , Star Tribune
  • Updated: January 18, 2014 - 8:22 PM

Concerts to resume next month with 3-year contract that includes pay cuts.

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  • Minnesota Orchestra clarinetist Tim Zavadil spoke about the announcement of a contract agreement with the board bringing the Orchestra back to work February 1. he was flanked by fellow musicians Kevin Watkins, Doug Wright, Marcia Peck and Tony Ross at the Hilton Hotel on Tuesday, January 14, 2014, in Minneapolis, Minn. ] RENEE JONES SCHNEIDER • reneejones@startribune.com

  • Speaking Tuesday at the remodeled Orchestra Hall, board negotiator Doug Kelley called the long-sought agreement “a true compromise. No one got everything.”

  • The deal

    • First-year pay cut of 15 percent, with small increases in years two and three.

    • Musicians back to work Feb. 1.

    • Concerts to begin early February.

    GRAYDON ROYCE

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