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Tuesday, August 28, 2007

SA Musicians picket at the Majestic Theatre

SA Symphony Musicians Informational Picketing

Musicians Picket at the Majestic Theater to Make Their Voices Heard

All this week, San Antonio Symphony musicians can be found with picket signs that say "Support the Symphony Musicians" and "Stand With the Musicians" in front of the Majestic Theater. The musicians are not on strike, but they are exercising their right to freedom of speech to get their message out to the public. This is informational picketing only and no one should cease work or deliveries.

Informational picketing will occur at the following times:

Wednesday Aug 29 - 1 pm.-3 p.m.
Thursday Aug 30 - 1 p.m.-3 p.m.
Friday Aug 31 - 1 p.m.-3 p.m.

There are 4 days left until the labor agreement between the American Federation of Musicians and the San Antonio Symphony Society covering the Symphony's professional musicians expires on August 31. The Musicians must have a new agreement in order to continue working after the contract expires. The Musicians have offered fair and reasonable new contract terms to the Society, but the Society stubbornly continues in its refusal to agree.

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