Newsletter Archives: August 2004

08/01/04 That Union Thing

Union Representation Through Card Check

What is Card Check and Why is it Better than an NLRB Election?

Read the full entry »

08/01/04 Legislative Roundup

On May 4, the United States House of Representatives, recognizing the arts as a core academic subject and music as an essential element of the arts, passed a resolution in support of music education.

Read the full entry »

08/01/04 Symphonic Shorts

News & Announcements

Rena Blades, who formerly helped found and oversaw the Mary Brogan Museum of Arts and Sciences in Tallahassee, has been appointed President and CEO of the Palm Beach County Cultural Council.

Read the full entry »

08/01/04 Recording Rap

Miami to Host MTV Awards

The MTV Music Video Awards will be held at the American Airlines Arena in Miami on August 29. This will be the first time in the 20-year history of the event that it will be held outside of New York and Los Angeles. Says Miami-Dade County Mayor Alex Penelas, “This really helps solidify this community’s position as a leader in the music industry.”

Read the full entry »

08/01/04 Casual Corner

Contractor Checklist

 Call the Local or visit the website if you have questions about which wage scales apply and to make sure you are using the current rates.

Read the full entry »

08/01/04 Official Business

Nominations and Election for the vacant office of Vice President (second delegate to conferences and conventions)

Nominations and election for the office of Vice President will be held at the membership meeting on September 8, 2004 at 7:00 PM at the Local 655 offices.

In accordance with Local 655 Bylaws, nominations for the vacant office shall be taken at the special membership meeting from the floor, followed by a ballot vote. The newly elected officer shall be installed, and shall take office, immediately after the vote.

Should a current officer be elected Vice President, nominations and election for the resulting vacancy will be held immediately following the election of Vice President.

08/01/04 Cliff's Notes

Several newsletters ago I made the statement to the freelance musicians that “you guys need some marketing”, well here we go, Local 655 will be hitting the trade shows. South Florida Musicians will have a table at the “Palm Beach Party Expo 2004” on Sunday 8/22/04 from 12:00pm to 4:00pm, at the Palm Beach Crowne Plaza Hotel. We will also have a table at “Beautiful Bride 2004” (in its fifth year) on Monday 8/30/04, at the Palm Beach Marriott. ClearChannel will be advertising these events on 5 of their top Palm Beach radio stations. From past experience, I can tell you that when it comes to ClearChannel promoting a ClearChannel event, they are going to promote it like crazy.

Read the full entry »