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AFM President Hair Blasts Board of Locked Out MN Orchestra

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In the wake of conductor Osmo Vänskä's resignation. AFM President Ray Hair derided MN Orchestra board members, who "destroyed the lives of musicians in this town." Musicians have been locked out for over a year to date.

Hair called for a boycott of the corporations that the board members represent -- Wells Fargo Bank, US Bank, General Mills, United Health Care, 3M Company, Land 'O Lakes, and the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.

"I say no more groveling to these union-busters. These people and their companies are not worthy of our business.

"The board has brought shame upon itself, upon the Twin Cities area, upon the State of Minnesota, and upon orchestra managements across the country. It has shown no remorse for the pain inflicted upon these great musicians," said Hair.

Musicians of MN Orchestra: http://www.minnesotaorchest...

AFM Press Release: http://www.afm.org/news/orc...

Orchestra Hall, Minneapolis, MN on October 1, 2013 Show less
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