MK Communications represented the musicians of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the American Federation of Musicians, Local Chapter 10-208 during their March 2019 strike and contract dispute. Check out local and national coverage of the strike here:

CHICAGO COVERAGE:

 

CBS Chicago – “Conductor Muti Joins Striking Chicago Symphony Musicians”

https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/03/12/muti-joins-cso-musicians/

 

CBS Chicago – “On Strike: Chicago Symphony Orchestra Musicians”

https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/03/10/cso-musicians-on-strike/

 

CBS Chicago – “Striking Chicago Symphony Musicians Picket Outside Orchestra Hall”

https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/03/11/chicago-symphony-orchestra-musicians-strike/

 

NPR, WBEZ – “2 Sides in Chicago Symphony Orchestra Strike to Meet on Friday”

https://www.npr.org/2019/03/12/702464557/2-sides-in-chicago-symphony-orchestra-strike-to-meet-on-friday

 

Chicago Tribune – “Riccardo Muti Joins CSO Strikers In Front of Symphony Center”

https://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/music/reich/ct-ent-chicago-symphony-cso-strike-muti-press-conference-0313-story.html

 

Chicago Tribune – “Chicago Symphony Orchestra Musicians Go On Strike”

https://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/music/reich/ct-ent-cso-musicians-union-0311-story.html

 

Chicago Tribune – “Why Striking CSO Musicians and Management Are at Impasse”

https://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/music/reich/ct-ent-chicago-symphony-orchestra-strike-cso-0312-story.html

 

Crain’s – “Chicago Symphony Orchestra Musicians On Strike”

https://www.chicagobusiness.com/arts-entertainment/chicago-symphony-orchestra-musicians-strike?utm_source=breaking-news&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20190310&utm_content=hero-image%22

 

Chicago Sun-Times – “Riccardo Muti Joins CSO Musicians on the Picket Lines”

https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/chicago-symphony-orchestra-musicians-strike-riccardo-muti/

 

Chicago Sun-Times – “Striking CSO Musicians Picket In Front of Orchestra Hall Over Contract Dispute”

https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/chicago-symphony-orechestra-cso-musicians-picket-strike-contract-pensions/

 

Chicago Business Journal – “Chicago Symphony Orchestra Musicians Strike Over Pension Plan”

https://www.bizjournals.com/chicago/news/2019/03/11/chicago-symphony-orchestra-musicians-on-strike.html

 

PerformInk Chicago – “The Chicago Symphony Orchestra On Strike Over Pension Roadblock”

https://perform.ink/the-chicago-symphony-orchestra-begins-strike/

 

Chicago Sun-Times – “Chicago Symphony Orchestra Musicians Announce Strike as Contract Talks Fail”

https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/chicago-symphony-orchestra-musicians-announce-strike-as-contract-talks-fail/

 

Chicago Sun-Times – “CSO Musicians’ Strike Forces Postponement of Old St. Patrick’s Church Concert”

https://chicago.suntimes.com/?post_type=cst_article&p=1960999&utm_campaign=ChicagoSunTimes&utm_content=1552318263&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter

 

WTTW – “Chicago Symphony Orchestra Goes On Strike as Contract Talks Collapse”

https://news.wttw.com/2019/03/11/chicago-symphony-orchestra-goes-strike-contract-talks-collapse

 

Chicago Daily Herald – “Chicago Symphony Musicians On Strike In Contract Dispute”

https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20190311/news/303119945/

 

WBEZ News – “CSO Musicians On Strike”

https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/cso-musicians-on-strike/c875d96c-e0fd-4a05-a1bf-4f4a67b80aff

 

NBC Chicago – “Chicago Symphony Orchestra Goes on Strike Over Pay, Retirement Benefits”

https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-symphony-orchestra-goes-on-strike-506963911.html

 

Slipped Disc – “Chicago Symphony Is On Strike”

https://slippedisc.com/2019/03/chicago-symphony-is-on-strike/

 

Slipped Disc – “UPDATE: Riccardo Muti Clarifies His Status on the Chicago Picket Line”

https://slippedisc.com/2019/03/muti-clarifies-his-status-on-the-picket-line/

 

WGN News – “Chicago Symphony Orchestra Musicians Go On Strike”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cCwngJjdLHU

 

WFMT – “Chicago Symphony Musicians On Strike After Talks Break Down”

https://www.wfmt.com/2019/03/10/chicago-symphony-musicians-on-strike-after-talks-break-down/

 

WFMT – “Chicago Symphony Orchestra Musicians Take to the Picket Line”

https://www.wfmt.com/2019/03/12/chicago-symphony-orchestra-musicians-take-to-the-picket-line/

 

Chicago Classical Review – “CSO Musicians Are On Strike; Will Begin Picketing Outside Hall Monday Morning”

http://chicagoclassicalreview.com/2019/03/cso-musicians-to-strike-monday-morning/

 

Chicago Classical Review – “Sides Remain Far Apart as Striking CSO Musicians Take to the Picket Line”

http://chicagoclassicalreview.com/2019/03/sides-remains-far-apart-as-striking-cso-musicians-take-to-the-picket-iine/

 

Arts Journal – “Chicago Symphony Orchestra Goes On Strike”

https://www.artsjournal.com/2019/03/chicago-symphony-orchestra-goes-on-strike.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Artsjournal+%28ArtsJournal%29

 

Fox 32 News – “Chicago Symphony Musicians On Strike In Contract Dispute”

http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/local/chicago-symphony-musicians-on-strike-in-contract-dispute-1

 

Chicago Crusader – “Chicago Symphony Orchestra Musicians Strike”

https://chicagocrusader.com/chicago-symphony-orchestra-musicians-strike/

 

Chicago Informer – “Chicago Symphony Musicians Go On Strike”

https://chicagoinformer.com/593519/chicago-symphony-orchestra-musicians-go-on-strike/

 

NATIONAL COVERAGE:

 

New York Times – “The Chicago Symphony Goes On Strike Over Pension Plan”

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/11/arts/music/chicago-symphony-orchestra-strike.html

 

New York Times, March 11 Evening Briefing

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/11/briefing/ethiopian-airlines-budget-beat-generation.html

 

World Socialist Web Site – “Chicago Symphony Orchestra Musicians Strike to Defend Pensions”

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/03/12/chic-m12.html

 

Bloomberg Law – “Chicago Symphony Musicians Go on Strike”

https://news.bloomberglaw.com/daily-labor-report/chicago-symphony-musicians-go-on-strike-1

 

The Strad – “Chicago Symphony Orchestra Musicians Go On Strike”

https://www.thestrad.com/news/chicago-symphony-orchestra-musicians-go-on-strike/8710.article

 

San Francisco Classical Voice – “Chicago Symphony Musicians Go on Strike”

https://www.sfcv.org/music-news/chicago-symphony-musicians-go-on-strike

 

ASSOCIATED PRESS LINKS:

 

New York Times

https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2019/03/11/us/ap-us-chicago-symphony.html

 

The Washington Post

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/chicago-symphony-musicians-on-strike-after-talks-break-down/2019/03/10/6d4f7452-43ad-11e9-94ab-d2dda3c0df52_story.html

 

Billboard

https://www.billboard.com/articles/news/8501837/chicago-symphony-orchestra-musicians-strike-talks-break-down

 

ABC News

https://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory/chicago-symphony-musicians-strike-talks-break-61599172

 

The Charlotte Observer

https://www.charlotteobserver.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/article227402804.html

 

Miami Herald

https://www.miamiherald.com/entertainment/celebrities/article227402804.html

 

Midland Daily News

https://www.ourmidland.com/news/article/Chicago-Symphony-musicians-on-strike-in-contract-13678931.php

 

The News Tribune

https://www.thenewstribune.com/entertainment/celebrities/article227402804.html

 

The Journal Gazette

http://www.journalgazette.net/article/20190311/AP/303119806

 

The Berkshire Eagle

https://www.berkshireeagle.com/stories/chicago-symphony-musicians-strike,567266

 

Seattle Times

https://www.seattletimes.com/entertainment/chicago-symphony-musicians-on-strike-in-contract-dispute/

 

Seattle PI

https://www.seattlepi.com/news/article/Chicago-Symphony-musicians-on-strike-in-contract-13678931.php

 

France 24

https://www.france24.com/en/20190311-chicago-symphony-orchestra-members-go-strike

 

Huron Daily Tribune

https://www.michigansthumb.com/news/article/Chicago-Symphony-musicians-on-strike-after-talks-13678063.php

 

MyPlainview

https://www.myplainview.com/news/article/Chicago-Symphony-musicians-on-strike-in-contract-13678931.php

 

San Luis Tribune

https://www.sanluisobispo.com/entertainment/celebrities/article227395214.html

 

WTOP

https://wtop.com/national/2019/03/chicago-symphony-musicians-on-strike-in-contract-dispute/

 

Miami Herald

https://www.miamiherald.com/entertainment/celebrities/article227395214.html

 

CT Post

https://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Chicago-Symphony-musicians-on-strike-in-contract-13678931.php

 

The Eagle (TX)

https://www.theeagle.com/entertainment/chicago-symphony-musicians-on-strike-in-contract-dispute/article_69b497b4-dc4a-5f2d-a8cd-39a1c24f0ec7.html

 

IC Florida

https://www.icflorida.com/entertainment/chicago-symphony-musicians-on-strike-after-talks-break-down/929220117

 

Bristol Herald Courier

https://www.heraldcourier.com/news/chicago-symphony-musicians-on-strike-after-talks-break-down/article_3b717a3d-a325-502a-bff7-425adb118880.html

 

Tri-City Herald

https://www.tri-cityherald.com/entertainment/celebrities/article227395214.html

 

Fairfield Citizen

https://www.fairfieldcitizenonline.com/news/article/Chicago-Symphony-musicians-on-strike-in-contract-13678931.php

 

Times Union

https://www.timesunion.com/news/article/Chicago-Symphony-musicians-on-strike-in-contract-13678931.php

 

The Brunswick News

https://thebrunswicknews.com/ap/national/chicago-symphony-musicians-on-strike-in-contract-dispute/article_09764c6a-8cf9-5f3f-82db-29e3157df756.html

 

The Telegraph

https://www.macon.com/entertainment/celebrities/article227395214.html

 

The Oklahoman

https://newsok.com/article/feed/9501445/chicago-symphony-musicians-on-strike-after-talks-break-down

 

The Sacramento Bee

https://www.sacbee.com/entertainment/celebrities/article227402804.html

 

El Paso Inc

http://www.elpasoinc.com/news/ap_wire/entertainment/chicago-symphony-musicians-on-strike-after-talks-break-down/article_432ad436-3726-5cd9-b8af-b348f7595a29.html

 

Star Herald

https://www.starherald.com/news/nation_world/chicago-symphony-musicians-on-strike-after-talks-break-down/article_d3329682-b038-54bd-a460-c7c6d39fe004.html

 

WAOW

https://waow.com/news/national-news-from-the-associated-press/2019/03/10/chicago-symphony-musicians-on-strike-after-talks-break-down/

 

WSOC TV

https://www.wsoctv.com/news/national-news/ap-top-news/chicago-symphony-musicians-on-strike-after-talks-break-down/929221738?utm_source=homestream&utm_medium=site_navigation&utm_campaign=homestream_click

 

Everything Lubbock

https://www.everythinglubbock.com/entertainment/chicago-symphony-musicians-on-strike-after-talks-break-down/1839278621

 

The Messenger

http://www.the-messenger.com/arts_and_entertainment/article_9cd693ca-9d38-5f29-b5eb-0519c6bb51ea.html

 

Herald-Zeitung

http://herald-zeitung.com/news/ap_news/article_b8bf5a00-fcac-55f4-a732-91f91eef880d.html

 

Newsclads

https://newsclads.com/chicago-symphony-musicians-on-strike-after-talks-break-down/

 

Delta Optimist

https://www.delta-optimist.com/chicago-symphony-musicians-on-strike-in-contract-dispute-1.23659651

 

Seattle Informer

https://seattle-informer.com/257213/chicago-symphony-musicians-trade-piccolos-for-picketing-seattle-times/