Musicians of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra went on strike today. In a statement they say that the orchestra’s management demanded a 15 percent pay cut and pension freeze, in addition to a reduction in the number of musicians in the orchestra. On Thursday, September 29, the Orchestra Committee presented the Management’s final offer to the Musicians for a vote. The result was a unanimous rejection of Management’s offer. The Musicians call on their Management to return to the bargaining table.

After the Fort Worth Symphony, the one from Pittsburgh is the second US orchestra on strike.

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