Good news indeed.
From the Times piece "“The problem in all ballet companies is that the orchestra members get paid more money than dancers, usually significantly more,” he said. The San Francisco dancers wanted the company to begin to address the disparities in compensation, he said, which they did."
I'm curious to know how they are planning to deal with this issue -- the relationship between ballet companies and their musicians is often fraught, and comes up over and over again in budgeting. I'll look forward to hearing more.