A disclosure from the blog Song of the Lark: months before the lockout began, the Minnesota Orchestra Association bought up domain names that could be used by the musicians and their supporters. The registrations were for two-year terms. Drew McManus concludes: "Simply put, it is a clear indication that the employer had little to no intention for negotiating in good faith." The failure to mark these purchases as private seems indicative of the general level of competence in the current management.
Update: The MOA offers a response to Anastasia Tsioulcas, saying that the buying up of domain names is "common business protocol in any organization."