Archives: May 2008

05/01/08 Elections for Vacant Office of Director

Due to the resignation of Steve Roitstein, elections for the office of Director will be conducted at a Membership Meeting to be held on May 28, 2008 at 10:30 AM at the Local 655 Offices. Nominations will be taken from the floor, followed by a vote. The newly elected Director will take office at the conclusion of the meeting. If you are interested in being nominated you must be present or provide a written statement accepting the nomination prior to the meeting.

05/01/08 PBO Orchestra Selects New Members

As a result of auditions held on April 28-29, 2008, the following musicians will be joining the Palm Beach Opera Orchestra:


05/01/08 Special Payments Fund Has Money for Musicians

The Sound Recording Special Payments Fund has unclaimed funds for musicians whom the Fund has been unable to contact. If you know any of the musicians below, please have them contact the fund at or (866) 711-FUND (3863) and provide their current mailing address.

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05/01/08 Making South Florida A Better Place

The musicians of Florida Grand Opera are fighting for Union representation, and while many members of the community have voiced their support, others who do not perform for Florida Grand Opera may be wondering, why should I care?

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05/01/08 That Union Thing

AFSCME Wins Food Service Outsourcing Fight at University of California–Davis

After a four year fight, the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) has won their final battle to end outsourcing of food service work at the University of California system. The 200 subcontracted employees at UC-Davis will now become direct employees of the University system. 900-1000 workers at other UC campuses have already been reclassified as UC employees.

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05/01/08 Industry and Local News

The Arsht Center in Miami has announced the launch of Jazz Roots, a monthly concert series and educational program tracing the history of jazz. Performers on the series include Local 655 members Arturo Sandoval and Nestor Torres.

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