Classical Musicians Put Down Instruments, Take Up Picket Signs

You've probably heard of fast food worker strikes and labor protests against Walmart. Well, it's not just blue collar workers.

The longhair crowd in classical music has been wrangling among themselves for the last year or so. What you might expect to be genteel disagreements with attempts at harmony have given way to strikes, lockouts, acrimony, resignations, cancelled concerts, and finger-pointing over money. Lots of money. Like five stagehands making $420,000 a year on average, according to a Bloomberg report.