Letter from Mary McNichols, PhD

Dear board members,

Please act now to stop this outrageous action on the part of the DSO CEO
who proposes to cancel the remainder of this season in what appears to
be an attempt to manipulate the negotiations with the musicians’ union.
The musicians have already conceded 25% of their salaries.  Has the CEO
agreed to any reduction in salary, let alone a reduction of 25%?

The musicians are professionals who are entitled to a fair wage; do not
replace them with “contract labor.”  Particularly in these difficult
economic times, the citizens of Detroit and its environs needs the
DSO–staffed by its current professional musicians.

Best regards,

Mary McNichols, PhD



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