The first formal talks in two months between striking members of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and management of the financially struggling organization have failed to end the discord.
Both sides issued releases saying management increased its total compensation package by $1 million to $34 million during the three-year contract. The musicians say they countered with $38 million - a $1 million decrease from their previous proposal.
The musicians say they offered to further reduce wages in the first year. Management says it offered increased contributions to the players' pension plan and other work-rule modifications.
Management has withdrawn its new proposal and no further talks are scheduled.
Musicians have been on the picket line since Oct. 4, and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra has canceled concerts through the end of November.