Despite strong ticket sales and great reviews, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra musicians are being asked to take an almost 9% pay cut by management.
Fort Worth musicians, AFM Local 72-147 members, have been fighting for a fair contract since June. The musicians took a significant pay cut five years ago to help the symphony recover from the recession. Management now wants to cut their salaries even more, making it a cumulative 23% cut with inflation since 2010.
Saturday evening, the musicians asked their audience to stand with them calling for a contract promoting growth—not cuts. Check out the amazing response they received.