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Growth—Not Cuts

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.