Philadelphia Orchestra musicians have authorized a strike if negotiations don’t progress soon, the union representatives say.

“The musicians of the Philadelphia Orchestra have declared that enough is enough,” said Ellen Trainer, president of the Philadelphia Musicians’ Union Local 77. Musicians are in negotiations for a new contract with the Philadelphia Orchestra and Kimmel Center Inc.

The strike authorization, agreed to by 95% of the members who voted, doesn’t guarantee a strike but is a necessary step to calling a walkout if there is still no agreement when their contract expires.

The musicians are openly supported by their Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin.

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