SPCO proposes new contract for musicians

Today the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra released the details of its latest contract proposal for its musicians.

The contract would reduce the size of the SPCO to 28 musicians; the SPCO employs 31 musicians, with an additional three positions currently vacant.

The annual minimum compensation for musicians would be $62,500, about a 15% reduction from last year’s figure of $73,732.

New musicians would receive $50,000 of guaranteed annual salary.

The proposal employs the musicians for 36 weeks, with 32 performance weeks and four vacation weeks.

Included with the proposal is a retirement package for musicians 55 and older that would be paid out over three years.

You can read the entire proposal here.

For more information on contract talks at the SPCO and Minnesota Orchestra, click here , here and here.

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