SPCO contract deadline pushed back

Today’s 5pm deadline for a vote on a new St. Paul Chamber Orchestra contract has been pushed back to April 29th.

SPCO musician negotiators told management over the weekend they couldn’t present the new contract offer for a vote until it was in its final form.They wanted some language in the agreement, especially pertaining to the increased role the musicians want to play in managerial decisions, to be more specific.

An SPCO spokeswoman says management has submitted a revised proposal containing some minor adjustments. Musicians will then be allowed to submit their ratification votes through the mail, to be completed by April 29th. The SPCO says the new time frame will still allow concerts to resume on May 9th, provided the agreement is ratified by musicians.