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To: Musicians of the Grand Teton Music Festival

Reinstate The 3 GTMF Musicians Terminated Without Cause

Reinstate The 3 GTMF Musicians Terminated Without Cause

Make our collective voices heard! Please sign this petition, demanding that the management of the Grand Teton Music Festival reinstate the 3 musicians (Juan de Gomar, Jennifer Ross, and Kristen Linfante) whose jobs were abruptly terminated. These three colleagues were told that the reason for their termination was their "comportment and disruptive behavior", presumably pertaining to this past summer when they voiced musician concerns at the town hall meetings held by management.

Why is this important?

Why is it important to sign? It's important because this egregious behavior implies that any one of us can be silenced and/or terminated if management doesn't like what it hears or sees. Today it was these three colleagues and elected representatives, and tomorrow it could be YOU! This blatant act by management goes against Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act which pertains to "protected activities" including advocacy on behalf of a group of colleagues. We will not be silenced! Make your voice heard, and sign the petition TODAY! Let's show our solidarity!

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Reasons for signing

  • To characterize something as a “ town hall meeting“ is to invite dialogue, whether supportive or critical of a particular position. To turn around and terminate individuals for participating, if this is indeed what has happened, is beneath an institution that has become so successfully in large part because of good will and shared respect.
  • I am signing because everyone should be able to freely express themselves without fear of retribution, and what happened to my colleagues is unfair.
  • Anyone currently with an orchestra job owes that job to others who risked everything-including their careers-to stand up for fair pay and fair working conditions. This includes each and every ICSOM musician. When one of us faces retribution or marginalization we all suffer. Musicians deserve to be treated with dignity and respect.


2019-11-21 12:34:26 -0500

1,000 signatures reached

2019-11-20 16:05:28 -0500

500 signatures reached

2019-11-20 09:23:06 -0500

100 signatures reached

2019-11-20 08:08:00 -0500

50 signatures reached

2019-11-20 00:47:16 -0500

25 signatures reached

2019-11-19 23:41:47 -0500

10 signatures reached