by John Stoehr
From Adaptistration, a blog about orchestral management . . .
How can the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra's board claim to negotiate in good faith when they were prepared to cancel concerts and lockout the musicians after barely three months of active bargaining, especially when most other professional orchestras take at least that much time or longer during amicable negotiation sessions. Ideally, everyone involved in the organization will provide all opportunities for the stakeholders to find a solution that saves face as best as could be expected under these circumstances. Perhaps more importantly, the talks over this weekend will result in the JSO board emerging from the events with a renewed attitude toward their responsibilities as the organization’s stewards and guardians of the public trust.
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