September 01, 2006

Debout, les forçats de la faim

A quick one before the long weekend: the Boston Symphony has finished knocking out a new musicians' contract, and they're cutting how much they pay freelancers, apparently in celebration of Labor Day. Given that my other hometown's history of employee-management relations were so egrigiously skewed towards Gilded Age wealth that even the Congress of the 1890's felt the need for a compensatory holiday, you can probably guess what I think about this. (I'll be marking the occasion with culinary reminders of where it all began.)

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