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Lyric Opera Strike Averted

Posted By on 12.04.09 at 09:06 AM

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Late last night—just one day after orchestra members and the Chicago Federation of Musicians threatened a strike for this weekend—Lyric Opera of Chicago reached a tentative agreement with its musicians. A players' committee spokesman said details of the agreement will be released after orchestra members vote on ratification at 4 PM today (December 4). As we reported in an earlier story about the standoff, the orchestra had been playing without a contract since the season opened.

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