Minnesota Orchestra Ends Lockout

Yesterday musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra signed 3 year contracts, which go into affect Feb. 1. This comes after a 15 month long lockout.

“The average salary would drop to $118,000 in the first year, from $135,000 under the expired contract. There are small salary increases in the second two years, which musicians said would reduce the total cut to 10 percent. Musicians would pay significantly more for health care.” (via

Please visit for more information about their upcoming season and ways to support this organization.

For more articles about the Minnesota Orchestra lockout, please read’s “Strike Up The Band!”, or The Washington Post’s article reviewing the lockout and the resolution.

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