Players are being urged to take a $20,000 pay cut each to help the orch cope with a spiralling debt that has risen from $1.1 million nine years ago to a projected $19.8 million next year. The board says its problems stem from an inflated wage bill, based on the last player agreement, negotiated four years ago, giving the players an $88,410 base salary.
Who negotiated that agreement, and then lit out in 2010 when the going got tough?
Hands up Alison Vulgamore, the Philadelphia Orch’s bankruptcy negotiator, who recently awarded herself a massive pay hike and hired two extra v-ps to lighten her workload. If Atlanta’s in trouble, ask Alison why.