“In response to a joint request from the parties, the FMCS will provide mediation to the orchestra musicians and management with the goal of helping them reach a mutually acceptable resolution to the issues that divide them. FMCS Acting Director Allison Beck will lead the Agency’s effort.
“The FMCS has been and remains in contact with the parties. Federal mediators will begin meeting with the parties next week. No further information regarding meeting dates will be released at this time. “Our mediators are aware of the public interest in the conduct of these discussions, but due to the sensitivity and complexity of these negotiations, the FMCS will have no further comment, as is the Agency’s policy.”