ISO proposes new contract terms to musicians' union
Union to respond Tuesday morning
Last Updated: 235 days ago
INDIANAPOLIS - The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra could reach an agreement Tuesday to end the ongoing labor dispute.
Under the proposed terms, musicians' salaries would start at $53,000 but be capped at $70,000 after five years -- about 10 percent less than they were earning before their previous contract expired Sept. 1.
The season would include anywhere from 38 weeks to 42 weeks of performances, and musicians would be paid for a full season, including the performances that were canceled as a result of the dispute.
Instead of eliminating members, the orchestra would add two more.
The musicians have until Saturday evening to approve this offer, and it is dependent on the symphony getting more funding.
A spokeswoman for the musicians told RTV6 that the union will respond to the offer Tuesday morning.
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