Standing Strong with Chicago Musicians

Volume 119, No. 4April, 2019

MUSICIANS UNITE! When musicians of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra went on strike in March, Local 802 raised our collective voice in support. Our statement of solidarity said: “The promise of a pension is a sacred one and the musicians of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra are right to insist that it not be compromised. The Chicago Symphony Orchestra has assets of over half a billion dollars and is more than capable of managing its pension liabilities without shifting all the risk onto musicians. The musicians of Local 802 support the strike by the members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and urge CSO management to do the right thing and honor their pension promises to the musicians.” Above, Local 802 Executive Board member Lynne Cohen (standing in center) joined the striking musicians on the picket line in Chicago. Get the latest updates at