The first formal talks in two months involving striking members of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and DSO management have ended with no agreement. The two sides met with a federal mediator for several hours Wednesday. Both sides issued releases, with management saying it increased its total compensation package by one-million-dollars to 34-million-dollars during the three year contract. The musicians say they countered with 38-million-dollars, which is million-dollar decrease from their previous proposal. Musicians have been on the picket line since October 4th, and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra has canceled concerts through the end of November.
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