The musicians of the San Antonio Symphony are now on strike for the first time since 1985. The musicians rejected an offer from the San Antonio Symphony Society to reduce the orchestra from 72 full-time musicians to 42, and eliminate four vacant seats. Another 26 musicians, based on seniority, would perform as needed at a rate of 125-dollars for a minimum of 90 rehearsals or performances. These 26 would lose health care benefits. The musicians had accepted an 80% pay cut for the pandemic-shortened 2020-21 season.