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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000041.txt from 2003/10

From: "Karl Krelove" <>
Subj: RE: [kl] Symphony on Strike!
Date: Thu, 2 Oct 2003 20:44:28 -0400

You need to be careful about jumping to any conclusions about any strike
based on what's printed about it in a newspaper - especially as short and
superficial an article as this one. Strikers in any industry are rarely as
mindless and blindly self-destructive as they are often made out to be and
there's almost certainly more to this situation than the need to make up a
9% deficit in last season's budget. How else, for example, have they tried
and failed to find the money to pay the shortfall?

This is nonetheless a sad article on its face. Whether or not your
characterization of the musicians as having gone "berzerk" is fair I have no
way to judge - I'm not close enough to the situation to know.

Karl Krelove

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bryan Crumpler []
> Sent: Thursday, October 02, 2003 8:15 PM
> To:
> Subject: [kl] Symphony on Strike!
> Just thought people would be interested in this. The Charlotte Symphony
> (where I live) has gone berzerk! They're on strike... and have
> been for the
> past 4 weeks straight.
> Though I understand that pay cuts are undesirable, I think it's
> kinda corny
> that people are stirring up dust over this when they actually
> have jobs in
> todays piss poor economy... They should be thankful enough for that, but
> they're on strike anyway. Check out the article if you're interested.
> Regards,
> Bryan
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