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DSO musicians to vote on "final offer" Friday

DSO maestro Leonard Slatkin
(Courtesy photo)
DSO maestro Leonard Slatkin


Striking Detroit Symphony Orchestra musicians will vote on management's final offer.

Musician Karl Pituch said during a news conference Thursday that members would attend an afternoon meeting and hear recommendations by union officials.

Pituch said online voting would begin 7 p.m. Friday and continue Saturday, when results were expected. The vote would be subject to a 72-hour ratification process.

Management had requested an answer by Thursday. Symphony spokeswoman Elizabeth Weigandt says Thursday afternoon that management will respect the voting process and wait for a response on the offer.

The walkout began Oct. 4 and threatens to shut down the concert season scheduled to end June 5. Management declared an impasse Sept. 1 and began implementing a pay cut.

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