Striking CSO Musicians Call On Management To Resume Negotiations

Striking CSO Musicians Call On Management To Resume Negotiations
Musicians at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra on the picket line March 11, 2019, after talks with management on a new contract broke down. Chris Lewis, far left, is a stage manager who is not crossing the picket line in support. CSO musicians are in their seventh week on strike. Carrie Shepherd / WBEZ
Striking CSO Musicians Call On Management To Resume Negotiations
Musicians at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra on the picket line March 11, 2019, after talks with management on a new contract broke down. Chris Lewis, far left, is a stage manager who is not crossing the picket line in support. CSO musicians are in their seventh week on strike. Carrie Shepherd / WBEZ

Striking CSO Musicians Call On Management To Resume Negotiations

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra strike is now in its seventh week, and neither musicians nor management are showing signs of backing down.

Members of the orchestra held a press conference yesterday outside of Symphony Center, calling on management to resume negotiations. The last time the two sides met at the table was more than a week ago.

WBEZ reporter Carrie Shepherd, who’s been covering the strike, stops by Morning Shift with an update.

GUEST: Carrie Shepherd, WBEZ reporter

LEARN MORE: Striking CSO musicians push to restart negotiations (Chicago Tribune 4/24/19)