Archives: November 2008

11/19/08 WPBT Seeks Hosts for online Video Series

WPBT - Channel 2, the Miami PBS affiliate, is looking for Males and Females 18 and older to host a variety of online video series. Each talent will host a series within a category. The categories include:

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11/19/08 FIU Announces Opening for Events Manager

The Events Manager will assist with all aspects of daily box office operations including training & supervising student production assistants in box office procedures and ticketing software; generating ticket reports and other administrative paperwork in addition to staffing, opening and closing box office for all ticketed events for the College of Architecture + The Arts.

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11/01/08 Official Business

Wage Scales Reminder

Please remember that new minimum wage scale rates went into effect on September 1. The new rates are listed below.

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11/01/08 Introducing Intern Jeremy Swearin

For those of you who are unaware, Local 655 has a new music intern who will be studying with the staff through September 2009. Jeremy Swearin was a high school music educator, and a graduate of Bethune-Cookman College (B.A. Music Ed), Berklee College of Music (Certificate in Music Business), and Blackstone Career Institute (Certificate in Paralegal/Legal Assistant). Currently, Jeremy is working on his Masters in Entertainment Business through Full Sail University.

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11/01/08 Letter to the Editor

Reasons to be a Member

Local 655 has been a great help to me with their benefits.  The Pension Fund is beneficial for saving for the future.  Also, the Club Date Assistance Program can help you, or your group, with free head shots, posters, and posting on the Internet.  Call Bob North for free promo kits.

Happy Gigs,
Jerry Head

11/01/08 Double Times

AFM Pension Delinquency Warning

Please be advised that unpaid AFM pension issues exist with two local area contractors: Sunset Entertainment Group and Miami Symphonic Services.

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11/01/08 That Union Thing

Teamsters are protesting the outsourcing of Midwest Airlines pilots. In a deal with Republic Airways Holdings made last month, Midwest Airlines agreed to not only replace airplanes, but also replace Air Line Pilots Association pilots with Teamsters pilots. The Teamsters immediately protested, showing support for the ALPA pilots and calling the pilot swap "piracy."

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11/01/08 Local and Industry News

Fort Lauderdale has announced a live music festival to replace the annual Air Show. The show will be held Memorial Day weekend and will be produced by former Live Nation executive Michael Cohl and Events Acquisition Corp.

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