Newsletter Archives: February 2006

02/01/06 That Union Thing

Living Wage Does Work

A study by the Bureau of Business and Economic Research of the University of New Mexico found that the establishment of a living wage of $8.50 in Santa Fe in 2004 did not result in employment declines.

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02/01/06 Industry News

Local/Club Date

The New World School of the Arts was one of five schools honored as Coca-Cola Company Distinguished Schools in the Arts. The five schools have had National Foundation for the Advancement of the Arts ARTS award winners each year since the programís inception.

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02/01/06 Official Business

sares.jpgArthur Paul Sares, 82, of Delray Beach, passed away peacefully on October 24, 2005 after a brief illness. Art Sares has been compared to Tommy Dorsey as one of the great lyrical trombone players of the world.

After enlisting and serving in World War II, he earned his BA and MA degrees from Northwestern University and the Chicago Conservatory of Music, respectively. He played lead trombone with Frank Sinatra, Burt Bacharach, the Chicago Festival Symphony Orchestra, and hundreds of the biggest name acts in the world. Sares was a professor of music at Palm Beach Community College and Florida International University. He was also the lead trombonist for the Florida Symphonic Pops, Palm Beach Pops, and Boca Pops and a member of Local 655 for nearly 20 years.

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02/01/06 Studio Beat

Happy belated New Year to you all! I hope that 2006 is a healthy and prosperous year for all of you and your families. I send my congratulations to Dan Warner, vice president, Jeffrey Apana, secretary-treasurer, and the entire executive board. Iím extremely encouraged by the enthusiasm and energy of the board and the committees. Thereís a sincere desire to see our local grow and thrive. I look forward to working closely with them and with all of you, the members of this Local.

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02/01/06 Double Times

FPO Bankruptcy

The Florida Philharmonic bankruptcy is nearing its conclusion. The hearing to confirm the liquidation plan will be on February 23, and should the plan be confirmed, which we expect, creditors should be receiving claims payments in March. We expect the musicians to receive on average $12,500.

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