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.