In the hubbub of Indy, Atlanta, San Antonio, and the Twin Cities it might have been easy to miss the excellent article by Elizabeth Kramer published in the 9/1/2012 edition of the Louisville Courier-Journal that reports on the orchestra’s return after a protracted work stoppage.
If you recall, the labor dispute ended under undisclosed terms regarding the more contentious elements of the struggle; mainly, how would strategic planning unfold and what ratio of influence would each stakeholder receive. Along with that were prickly issues related to austerity measures, accountability, and stewardship.
According to Kramer’s article, it seems that Peter Pastreich is cast in the role of binding arbitrator on any issues management and musicians fail to settle. Still unknown is which issues are in and out of bounds.
One way or another, something will happen. In the meantime, give Kramer’s article a read and get up to speed.