Questions Surround Minnesota Pay Disparity

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Ever since the Minnesota Orchestra Association (MOA) and its musicians announced they reached an agreement, one contractual item is beginning to cause a stir; specifically, the decision by the contracted musicians to accept a provision that reduces substitute musician pay at a greater rate than their own salary concessions. This becomes even more intriguing when you understand how contracted and substitute musicians function within a contemporary symphonic orchestra. The Substitute Musician …

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One More Reason To Get A Copy Of The MN Orchestra CBA

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As bits and pieces of the Minnesota Orchestra’s new collective bargaining agreement (CBA) begin to see the light of day, there’s one detail flying under the radar worth mentioning here in that the musicians apparently elected to trade away substitute pay in order to bolster their new base compensation. The 1/15/2014 edition of published an extensive article by Doug Grow that reports on this term toward the very end (emphasis …

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