Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre Holds Talks With Musicians

Classic Arts News   Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre Holds Talks With Musicians
Representatives of the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre and its idle musicians met with a National Labor Relations Board official yesterday but made no progress toward restoring live music to PBT performances, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

In August, after months of unsuccessful contract talks with musicians, the PBT announced that it would forgo an orchestra entirely this season in order to save money. Musicians say that management violated labor laws by failing to negotiate and refusing to deliver financial data to the union.

Regional NLRB director Gerald Kobell told the Tribune-Review that because the two side were unable to reach agreement, the board will issue a ruling on the musicians' claims, "probably within the next week."

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