Archives: December 1999
12/01/99 Symphonic Shorts
Palm Beach Opera Signs CBA
A collective bargaining agreement with Palm Beach Opera has just been ratified. For the first time in its history, the musicians will have a written agreement with the Opera.
Negotiating committee members were Virginia Barnes, Johann Bast, Matt Brown, Michael Forte, and Laura Miller. Lead Negotiator was Chris Durham.
12/01/99 Recording Rap
The last few months have been filled with recording projects and jingles. I’m pleased that more musicians are calling me to put their sessions on contract.
Just a reminder to always check your Pension fund statement and Special Payments Fund statement. I had a musician that hadn’t received his yearly check from the Special Payments Fund. I faxed all the B-4 contracts that he appeared on to the fund and they are logging him into their computer and he will receive his check shortly.
12/01/99 Casual Corner
Theater Scale Clarification
Please note that there was an omission in the new scale books. Theater Scale applies to Broadway-type "book" shows, but no longer has an 8-show per week requirement. Single theater engagements can now be booked under Theater scale.
12/01/99 Official Business
Annual dues for the Year 2000
Dues+Life Insurance Assessment= Total (semiannual payments in Jan./July)
- Regular Members: $115+ $30= $145 ($72.50)
- Life Members: $65+ $30= $95 ($47.50)
- Inactive Life Members: $45+ $30= $75 ($37.50)
Resignations must be received by January 14 or you will be liable for first-quarter dues
12/01/99 Treasurer's Report
Annual Work Dues Statements Available…
With the conversion to a new computer system in 1998, we can now generate statements of dues paid. If you would like a 1999 statement for tax purposes, please contact us in January. Statements will be prepared and mailed to those requesting them during the first week of February.
12/01/99 President's Report
My personal wish to each of you and your families for a joyous and happy holiday season…
Our membership drive has been quite successful. There is still time; if you know someone who is interested, please have them contact us prior to the end of the year to take advantage of this opportunity …