Greedy San Francisco Musicians Turn Down Federal Mediator Recommendation of Cooling Off Period, Forcing SF Symphony to Cancel New York Performances
San Francisco Sentinel
March 17, 2013
The Musicians of the San Francisco Symphony have rejected a federal mediator’s proposal to resume playing concerts during a “cooling off” period while negotiations over the collective bargaining agreement continue. Notably, the musicians make $165,000 annually, plus platinum healthcare and pension funds, while only working a portion of the year. As talks continue, the upcoming performances on the east coast will be cancelled.