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Examining the Minnesota Orchestra Redline Agreement Part 4

This installment of our ongoing examination of the Minnesota Orchestra Redline Agreement (MORA) will focus on the proposed elimination of seniority pay for all musician employees. To put it mildly, this is a profound proposal and, if implemented, it would be unprecedented in the field for an ensemble the size and stature of the Minnesota Orchestra. Introduction Material If you’re new to this series, please take a moment to expand this content which explains what a redline contract is, the ground rules for this examination, define related acronyms, and the overall goal […]

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Examining the Minnesota Orchestra Redline Agreement Part 2

This installment of our ongoing examination of the Minnesota Orchestra Redline Agreement (MORA) will focus on proposed changes to Individual Contracts. All things considered, Individual Contracts are a mystery to just about everyone outside of those directly involved. Consequently, let’s change that by shedding some light on how all of this works then jump into examining the related MORA propositions. (more…)

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Examining the Minnesota Orchestra Redline Agreement Part 1

Examining the Minnesota Orchestra Redline Agreement Part 1

The inaugural article for our ongoing examination of the Minnesota Orchestra Redline Agreement (MORA) will focus on proposed changes to the “home service area” definition and related contractual provisions for runouts. Given the increased attention throughout the field for augmenting outreach activity, i.e. events outside of the primary venue, it should come as no surprise that this agreement proposes numerous changes to how the organization implements those endeavors. (more…)

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