SF Symphony Musicians Strike Over Wages, Benefits
One week before an East Coast tour that includes a concert at Carnegie Hall, San Francisco Symphony musicians have stopped the music and gone on strike.
Symphony Executive Director Brent Assink says the current contract offer keeps the musicians among the highest-paid orchestra members in the country. But musicians say he and other top-level management have received generous bonuses, while they are being asked to accept a one-year pay freeze.
Host Stephanie Martin talks with San Francisco Chronicle music critic Joshua Kosman, who has been following the situation closely.