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:



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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Chicago Sun-Times – “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”


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


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


WBEZ News – “CSO Musicians On Strike”


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


Slipped Disc – “Chicago Symphony Is On Strike”


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


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


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


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


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


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


Arts Journal – “Chicago Symphony Orchestra Goes On Strike”


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


Chicago Crusader – “Chicago Symphony Orchestra Musicians Strike”


Chicago Informer – “Chicago Symphony Musicians Go On Strike”




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


New York Times, March 11 Evening Briefing


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


Bloomberg Law – “Chicago Symphony Musicians Go on Strike”


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


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




New York Times


The Washington Post




ABC News


The Charlotte Observer


Miami Herald


Midland Daily News


The News Tribune


The Journal Gazette


The Berkshire Eagle,567266


Seattle Times


Seattle PI


France 24


Huron Daily Tribune




San Luis Tribune




Miami Herald


CT Post


The Eagle (TX)


IC Florida


Bristol Herald Courier


Tri-City Herald


Fairfield Citizen


Times Union


The Brunswick News


The Telegraph


The Oklahoman


The Sacramento Bee


El Paso Inc


Star Herald






Everything Lubbock


The Messenger






Delta Optimist


Seattle Informer