Archives: December 2001
12/01/01 Member Benefits
The AFM has negotiated a Federation-wide Life Insurance Policy for AFM members. This has resulted in a premium reduction of $7 per member per year, which is reflected in lower Local 655 Annual Dues rates for 2002. A copy of the policy is enclosed.
PLEASE NOTE that you must fill out the enclosed beneficiary designation form and return it to the Local in order to be covered. Thank you.
12/01/01 That Union Thing
Origins of the Labor Movement…Part 1: the Colonial Period
In the 1600’s and 1700’s, America was mostly rural and most people were self-employed as artisans or farmers. The abundance of land prevented the emergence of a feudal or class structure, and the feeling of independence and equality led to a strengthening of the movement for democracy.
12/01/01 Symphonic Shorts
Organizing Victory in Daytona Beach
Seaside Music Theater, founded in 1977, has grown into a major regional player in the theater world. One of only a few summer theater companies with a live pit orchestra, Seaside has premiered new musicals by composers such as Milton Granger and Steven Schwartz and was one of only five theaters given the rights to perform Miss Saigon this past season.
12/01/01 Recording Rap
On November 14th our Local hosted a Life Members luncheon at the China Buffet in West Palm Beach. We had a turnout of 20 members and their wives. We will plan another luncheon for our Broward and Miami Life members during the next few months. Thanks again to Rick Ricciardelli for funding our Life Members’ luncheons.
12/01/01 Casual Corner
Music Man Boycott
Actors’ Equity and the AFM plan to leaflet the non-equity production of Music Man, which will appear at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts December 18-30. Negotiations with the producers are ongoing, and the AFM has begun collecting union authorization cards from those artists performing with the show. Please call the Local or check the website for the latest status.
12/01/01 Official Business
Annual Dues are payable in January 2002. You may also make semiannual payments in January and July. Payment must be received by January 31 or you will be subject to late/reinstatement fees, Thank you.