Musicians of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra (South Carolina) voted to quit their players union, Local 502 of the American Federation of Musicians, according to an article in ‘The Post & Courier’. The musicians are convinced that in this difficult times, the union did not the best for the Orchestra, and that it was better for them to have a collaborative working relationship with the board and management. The highly unusual step could be a signal for a new relationship between managements and musicians throughout the States. The union has often been criticized for their stubborn positions in labor conflicts.

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