Anonymous $700k Donation Puts Fort Worth Symphony Strike to End


The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra strike is over, thanks in part to a $700,000 grant from an anonymous donor.


The orchestra made the announcement Wednesday after the musicians union and Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Association (FWSOA) voted to approve an agreement on a new four-year contract. The $700,000 donation allows musicians to keep their current salaries in the first two years, then receive a weekly 2 percent pay increase in the third year, followed by a 2.5 percent increase in the fourth year. Musicians will get fewer vacation days, reduced from 35 to 28 days, to help the association generate more revenue. 

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