jacksonville musicians locked out

The Jacksonville Symphony has locked out their musicians as a result of a negotiating impasse.  You can take a look at the musicians’ website here.  I feel for the musicians – they’re one of the lower paid orchestras in ICSOM, and they’ve been having difficulties for the past several years, at least.  Whatever and whoever is at fault for the negotiations process arriving at this point, something is clearly wrong – work stoppages, whether strikes or lockouts, are always the result of a breakdown in communications.  I hope that a resolution can be reached without undue strain on either the musicians or the organization as a whole.