Is There A Way To “Win” Baltimore’s Labor Dispute?

Out of the gate, it’s fair to mention that in a labor dispute as contentious as the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s (BSO), there are no “winners,” only shades of loss. Events this week have demonstrated the executive leadership appear to be dug in for the long haul and the musicians have responded in kind. If nothing else, the post economic downturn era has provided some clear patterns on how things may develop. …

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#TBT: Will Baltimore Become The Next Installment In A Legacy Of Mistrust?

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Yesterday, 7/17/19, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) musicians issued a diminutive press statement to announce the latest negotiation developments. It was diminutive in size because there wasn’t much to say. BSO Management Again Refuses to Budge No progress was made at today’s negotiation. BSO Management has not changed its position. The musicians’ proposal remains that management should end the lockout and restore the status quo contract while the working group created …

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Conference Alert: National Arts Marketing, Development & Ticketing Conference, Chicago

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Who wants to get away to Chicago? Granted, that’s a silly question because everyone wants to visit Chicago, it’s a fabulous city and on July 30 and 31, National Arts Marketing, Development & Ticketing Conference is in town. Along with Ceci Dadisman, I’ll will be leading one of our most popular conference sessions: Click. Click. Done. Must-Have Google Analytics Settings And Reports. When: Wed, July 31, 9am -10am CT Where: Navy …

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Continuing The Discussion About Measuring Artistic Quality

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Yesterday’s post about measuring artistic quality in the wake of contentious labor disputes generated quite a bit of fascinating discussion, both in the comment section and via social media. Clearly, the topic touched a few nerves as the number of direct private messages and emails spiked over 100 by mid-day. I do hope many of the individuals I encouraged to post their observations and thoughts publicly do so. While it’s easy …

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Measuring Artistic Quality In The Wake Of Contentious Labor Disputes

The 7/13/2019 edition of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette published an article by Jeremy Reynolds that examines what I consider to be one of the most pressing topics of our time. Perhaps unsurprisingly, it also happens to be one of the rare third rail topics shared by executive leadership and musicians: measuring artistic quality in the wake of contentious labor disputes that end in concessions. Here’s how those situations unfold: Employer proposes dramatic …

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