Rhian Kenny, a piccolo player with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, walks the picket line outside Heinz Hall on Wednesday.
By Elizabeth Bloom / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
The musicians and management of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra are getting back to the table.
Today, representatives for the musicians, who have been on strike since Sept. 30, and management issued the same statement:
“The parties have agreed to meet again with federal mediators late next week. In addition, the parties have agreed to bring in a neutral financial expert to conduct an independent review of the PSO’s finances.”
That financial expert has not been identified, vice president of public affairs Louise Sciannameo said. That person will be selected by and paid for by both parties.
The two sides have not met for contract discussions since the musicians went on strike, although they have communicated through their attorneys and through the two federal mediators who were brought into the negotiations in September.
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