A community of musicians working together to
preserve the culture of music and
promote dignity, fairness, and democracy for musicians.

06/01/16 Official Business

Wage Scales Go Up...Why Should I care?

Local 655 minimum wage scales rose on June 1, and members should make note of the new rates. Members adopted these rates as a bottom line, a necessary floor if we hope to make a living as professional musicians. We together have decided that working below these rates kills good jobs and creates a race to the bottom that makes it impossible for us to earn a living as professional musicians.

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06/01/16 Last Month at the Local

After a second round of bargaining last month, we are pleased to announce that we have reached a tentative agreement with Palm Beach Opera. The new three-year agreement is subject to ratification by the musicians and the PBO board of directors. Thanks go to orchestra committee members Karen Dixon, Chris Glansdorp, Michael Forte, Dale Sandvold, and Laura Winters for their many hours of hard work over the past few months. Thanks also goes to AFM negotiator Todd Jelen for his assistance during negotiations. Details of the new agreement should be available shortly.

06/01/16 Member Profiles

Name: Carey Kleiman

Instruments: Saxes, Flute, Piccolo, Clarinet

Member Since: 1999

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06/01/16 Membership Benefits

Gig and Teaching Referrals for South Florida Musicians Members

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