The top local stories this morning from KERA News: The National Labor Relations Board has dismissed a labor claim against the Fort Worth Symphony’s management. The musicians' union filed the claim in March, when management and musicians were in contentious contract talks.
After musicians conducted a sit-in at the symphony office, keycards were changed. That kept musicians out of Bass Hall and a room of their instruments and personal property. Musicians filed a complaint.
But the NLRB found that keycard changes were made by the building land lord, a third party property owner, not symphony management.
Martha Kinard, regional director of the NLRB, dismissed the charge and issued a statement saying that there wasn’t evidence to support the musicians’ claim.
Last week, symphony managers and musicians agreed to get help from a federal mediator in their contract talks.
Other stories this morning:
New research shows that children who often go hungry - are more likely to have impulsive, violent behavior while growing up and later in life. Alex Piquero, professor of criminology at UT-Dallas, talks about his study which is among the first to link childhood hunger with violence.
Vickery Meadow in Northeast Dallas is on the cusp of major change. Plans are underway to transform the neighborhood, which was thrown into the spotlight a couple of years ago when a man was diagnosed with Ebola.
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KERA's Bill Zeeble contributed to this report.