Stand with Louisville Musicians Against Union-Busting Tactics!
Did you know that Fund for the Arts monies continue to flow to the Louisville Orchestra while no musicians have been employed since May 2011? Those funds have been used to fund the Louisville Orchestra in bankruptcy court an in an attempt to strip the musicians of the Orchestra of their jobs, provisions of their Contract, their positions and the unemployment compensation some have received since the Orchestra last produced a performance six (6) months ago.
The Louisville Orchestra is trying to impose making the jobs of all Orchestra musicians PART-TIME rather than FULL-TIME and cannibalizing our Musicians' bargaining unit by breaking the orchestra into three tiers, each with less employment and fewer benefits than the last.
Our Louisville Orchestra musicians provide Making Music concerts to every 4th and 5th grader in Jefferson County Public Schools and provide the highest quality symphonic music to our community. We cannot teach our children that we accept the abuse and disrespect of any group of workers so that the elite 1% in our city can be entertained at the expense of human rights.
Do you give to the Fund for the Arts (directly or via check-off contributions)? If so, request that your donation(s) be restricted from being given to the Louisville Orchestra until a settlement with a fairly negotiated and ratified Contract is reached with the Musicians by the Louisville Orchestra.