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WQXR Blog

Atlanta Symphony Musicians and Bosses Reach Tentative Deal

Friday, November 07, 2014

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestras musicians and management have reached a tentative agreement on a new contract, potentially ending a 10-week lockout.
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WQXR Blog

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra President Quits

Monday, September 29, 2014

Atlanta Symphony CEO Stanley Romanstein has resigned, saying that his leadership would be an "impediment" to reaching a new labor agreement with the orchestra's musicians.
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Conducting Business

Atlanta Symphony Fans Brace for Chilly Times in 'Hotlanta'

Thursday, September 25, 2014

As the lockout of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra musicians enters its third week, the two sides appear to be digging in for a long fight.

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Operavore

Met Opera Reaches Tentative Deals With Two Largest Unions

Monday, August 18, 2014

The Metropolitan Opera reached tentative labor deals with its unionized orchestra musicians, singers, dancers and directors, following an all-night bargaining session.
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WQXR Blog

Osmo Vänskä Returns as Minnesota Orchestra Music Head

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Conductor Osmo Vanska is returning after having resigned in October during a lockout of musicians that lasted 16 months.

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WQXR Blog

Minnesota Orchestra Labor Dispute is Over

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

The longest labor dispute in the history of American orchestras ended on Tuesday when the Minnesota Orchestra signed a collective bargaining agreement with its unionized musicians.

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WQXR Blog

Locked-out Minnesota Orchestra Players Go Rogue with 10-Concert Season

Friday, December 13, 2013

The locked-out musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra have announced a series of 10 self-produced concerts for the winter and spring.

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WQXR Blog

Minnesota Orchestra Lockout Wipes out Carnegie Dates

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Orchestra on Monday canceled upcoming performances at Carnegie Hall due to its contract impasse with musicians — a move that could lead to the departure of its Finnish conductor, Osmo Vanska.


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It's A Free Country ®

Why the NFL Ref Lockout Had the Public on Labor's Side

Thursday, September 27, 2012

NFL referees have managed to do what public sector employees in Wisconsin and teachers in Chicago couldn’t: Inspire near-unanimous public sympathy for the demands of organized labor.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Impact of the NFL Lockout

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

The use of replacement refs in the NFL has led to controversial calls and unhappy viewers. But will it cut into the leagues revenue? Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk discusses whether the diminished quality will lead to lost revenue for the NFL.

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WNYC News

NHL Locks Out Its Players In Labor Dispute

Sunday, September 16, 2012

The National Hockey League locked out its players at midnight Saturday, becoming the third major sports league to impose a work stoppage in the last 18 months.

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It's A Free Country ®

Who Had the Better Week—Cuomo or Christie?

Friday, July 27, 2012

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo helped end the Con Ed lockout, while New Jersey Governor Chris Christie headed for the beach.

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On The Media

The Trouble With NBA Lockout Coverage

Friday, November 18, 2011

The negotiations between NBA players and NBA owners broke down this week - pushing the league to the precipice of missing an entire season of games. What started as a sports story has become a complicated labor story. Brooke talks with NPR sports reporter Mike Pesca about the difficulties the lockout poses for sports reporter who know a lot about how to cover a game but less about protracted labor negotiations. 

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The Takeaway

NBA Season in Jeopardy as Players Reject Offer

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

The upcoming NBA season is in jeopardy after players rejected the league's latest offer for a new labor deal on Monday. "After two years of making a genuine and concerted effort to try to close a collective bargaining effort with the league and our teams, we've come to the conclusion today that that process has not worked for us," NBA Players Association president Derek Fisher said. The players have now begun the process of disbanding the union, and filing an anti-trust lawsuit against the NBA owners.

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The Takeaway

The NBA Lockout's Impact on Workers

Monday, October 31, 2011

The NBA remains stuck in a lockout this morning as negotiations between players and owners have failed to produce a new collective bargaining agreement. Tomorrow is scheduled be the first day of the 66th season, but instead the stadiums will remain closed and fans will stay at home. It’s a big disappointment for fans, but for many people, their livelihoods are on the line too.

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The Takeaway

NBA Cancels First Two Weeks of New Season

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Commissioner David Stern cancelled the first two weeks of the new NBA season on Monday night, after the league and the players failed to reach a deal to end a four-month-long lockout. At dispute is how to divide billions of dollars of league revenues, as well as league rules over how players are paid. The NBA will lose between $700-$800 million for each month of play lost.

For more on that, we're speaking with Mitch Lawrence, NBA columnist for The New York Daily News.  He was following the negotiations until late last night.  We're also speaking with Superfan Darrell Bailey, aka Clipper DarrellFor more on that, we're speaking with Mitch Lawrence, NBA columnist for The New York Daily News.  He was following the negotiations until late last night.  We're also speaking with Superfan Darrell Bailey, aka Clipper Darrell. For more on that, we're speaking with Mitch Lawrence, NBA columnist for The New York Daily News.  He was following the negotiations until late last night.  We're also speaking with Superfan Darrell Bailey, aka Clipper Darrell.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

On Negotiating

Friday, July 22, 2011

Alex Colvin, associate professor of Labor Relations and Conflict Resolution at Cornell University, discusses the art and science of negotiating in light of Washington's debt ceiling talks, recent state worker deals and the NFL and NBA lockouts.

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The Takeaway

Players to Vote on Settlement Ending NFL Lockout

Thursday, July 21, 2011

$320 million is what seems to be separating the two increasingly agreeable sides of the NFL lockout this morning. Players are expected to take a formal vote on a proposed settlement with NFL owners, bringing a new football season one step closer to reality. The Wall Street Journal's Nando Di Fino has the latest updates.

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