Wisconsin Musicians File Unfair Labor Practice Charge

On 10/21/2008, the Musicians of the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra (WCO) filed an Unfair Labor Practice charge (ULP) with the National Labor Relations Board against the association for failing to bargain in good faith…

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‘Promises’ Are But Empty Words That Have No Legal Consequence

Or so go the words written by Cole County (MO) Circuit Judge Richard Callahan when ruling on the Kansas City Symphony’s (KCS) lawsuit against Missouri’s General Assembly for failing to provide promised arts funding. The full quote reported by the AP reads “While there are many statutes with seeming ‘promises’ by the Legislature as to how revenues from a particular tax will be spent, these ‘promises’ are but empty words that have no legal consequence.” Does anyone really find this surprising? Apparently, the KCS leadership does…

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2008 Orchestra Website Review: US and Canadian Comparisons

The final article in the 2008 Orchestra Website Reviews will compare US and Canadian results. Both groups made advancements but the Canadians, on average, made greater strides. This article examines exactly which components from each category impacted those improvements the most…

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2008 Canadian Orchestra Website Review: Trends and Detailed Scores

The 2008 Canadian reviews witnessed a number of intriguing trends, not the least of which was a surge in average scores, the single largest category percent increase, and the smallest ratio of orchestras to earn a failing grade…

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