The Business of Orchestras
:: Collective Representation

John Kretzschmar  

(Re)Kindling the Union Spirit: The Key to Improving Union Effectiveness

John Kretzschmar
January 31, 2019

Ignorance is NOT bliss. That statement is more complicated that it sounds when applied to labor unions. For union leaders and activists, it has a deeper and more ominous meaning! The ignorance I am speaking of is the general public's lack of knowledge concerning labor unions and the labor movement.

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Barbara Nielsen  

Musician Involvement in the Governance of Symphony Orchestras: Will it Increase Organizational Effectiveness? Part III

Barbara Nielsen
May 6, 2019

The concept of worker involvement in governance is not a new managerial concept, although its implementation has been sporadic throughout the 20th century.

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Mark Tetreault  

Canadian Perlustration

Mark Tetreault
November 17, 2019

Despite the many challenges, the Canadian orchestral industry is moving steadily forward after a time of crisis. Orchestras are pursuing interesting educational initiatives and reaching out to younger adults and ethnic communities.

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Laura Brownell  

SSD Advocates for Symphony Musicians and their Local Unions

Laura Brownell
May 15, 2019

The Symphonic Services Division (SSD) is a department of the American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada (AFM).

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David Angus  

Symphony Musicians and Their Local Union

David Angus
May 15, 2019

The vast majority of musicians who play in professional symphony orchestras in the United States and Canada do so as members of the American Federation of Musicians (AFM).

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