Tue., September 4, 2012 6:25pm (EDT)

Musicians Say They're Locked Out
By Ellen Reinhardt
Updated: 2 years ago

ATLANTA  —  
Musicians with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra say negotiations with the Woodruff Arts Center have broken down and the musicians have been locked out.  The two sides have been trying to come to an agreement over contracts in the face of a budget shortfall. (photo courtesy of Alice Carrier via flikr)
Musicians with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra say negotiations with the Woodruff Arts Center have broken down and the musicians have been locked out. The two sides have been trying to come to an agreement over contracts in the face of a budget shortfall. (photo courtesy of Alice Carrier via flikr)
Musicians with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra say negotiations with the Woodruff Arts Center have broken down and the musicians have been locked out.

The two sides have been trying to come to an agreement over contracts in the face of a budget shortfall.

The Arts Center says the musicians aren’t willing to give up enough, while the musicians say the executives are asking them to bear too much of the burden.

The musicians say their August 31st paychecks have been cancelled, and their health, dental and disability insurance cut off.

All scheduled performances and work for the orchestra through September 24th have been canceled.