Management did not compromise during negotiations.
  • Every time the negotiating committee met with the management, the management asked for bigger financial concessions from musicians.

 

  • The management never presented a compelling plan to pay off the million dollar debt the organization has accrued.

 

  • The management insisted on adding new education language to the contract that dramatically shifts our work load away from our core mission of performance.

 

  • The management’s reduction of Masterworks concerts calls into question their commitment to bringing world class symphonic performances to Richmond.

 

  • In the end, rather than attempt to find a compromise, management forced their terms on the musicians.