CHICAGO — Musicians on the Chicago Symphony Orchestra have authorised a brand new contract, a key step to ending a virtually seven-week strike.
The Chicago Federation of Musicians says the five-year deal features a 13.2% enhance in wage and protects retirement advantages. The union says musicians unanimously supported it Saturday.
The board of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Affiliation additionally should vote on the contract. A tentative deal was reached after each side agreed to have Mayor Rahm Emanuel take part within the talks.
About 100 musicians have been on strike since March 11 . The principle points have been pensions and wages.
The placing musicians acquired assist from congressmen, musical theatre performers and their very own maestro, famend Italian conductor Riccardo Muti.