Impasse And Imposition In Fort Worth

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There’s no shortage of labor drama right now and the latest group to teeter on the brink of a work stoppage is the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra (FWSO). With their most recent master agreement expired as of 7/31/2015, stakeholders have adopted a play and talk approach but things appear to be coming to a head as a result of the employer declaring an impasse and issuing a last, best, and final …

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Resource Thursday

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Shortly after his announcement to switch things up, Thomas Cott published an absolutely fantastic resource list and if you haven’t seen it yet, then you’re missing out. You can read the online version or for the sake of simplicity, I’ve pasted the full list below. But Cott’s list got me thinking about just how long it has been since I took a good look at Adaptistration’s blog roll and a quick …

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Hartford’s Elephant In The Room Settles In As Musicians Cave

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Although specific details about the terms of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra’s (HSO) new four-year collective bargaining agreement (CBA) are as of yet unavailable, we do know that the agreement contains similar financial terms, if not identical, to previous proposals, which called for a forty percent reduction in musician expenses. According to a message from the musicians on their Facebook page, the annual compensation via the highest paid tier of musicians won’t …

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Does The Hartford Symphony Orchestra Still Exist?

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UPDATE: as of this morning (1/19/16), it appears that the musicians have conceded and accepted the final offer. We’ll explore available details and the decision’s impact in tomorrow’s post. By the time this article is published, the Monday, 1/18/16 evening deadline imposed by the Hartford Symphony Orchestra (HSO) board will have passed and we may have some news on whether or not the musicians accepted or rejected the employer’s last, best, …

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It’s Always Nice To Be Noticed

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What a treat to see Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens’ website was selected as one of’s Top 100 nonprofit websites. A creative firm that specializes in nonprofits, EveryAction selected Morikami’s website alongside groups with substantially larger budgets which included the Word Wildlife Fund, Gates Foundation, Red Cross, NPR, MoMA, American Cancer Society, Planned Parenthood, and Change Org. As such, it’s a real thrill to see Morikami’s Venture Platform designed and …

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