Archives: May 2009

05/17/09 SFMA Sponsors Musicians Networking Event on June 1

South Florida Musicians Association extends an invitation to all musicians in south Florida to attend a networking event on Monday, June 1, 2009 at The Field in Dania Beach.

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05/01/09 Local 655 Moving Sale

South Florida Musicians Association will be closing at the end of the day on Friday, May 15, 2009 and reopening on Monday, May 25, 2009 at our new location.

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05/01/09 Membership Meeting Reminder

This is a reminder that the next Membership Meeting will be on Saturday, May 16, 2009 at 2:00 PM. Details are available in the previous notice:

05/01/09 Union Plus Launches SAFE Benefits Program

Union Plus has launched a new program to help working families in financial distress.

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05/01/09 More Musicians Lose FGO Jobs

I got an e-mail and a phone call this week from a principal string player in this season's Florida Grand Opera replacement orchestra. He took the job despite our warnings about lack of job security at FGO. He assumed that he was secure enough to not have to worry about being fired. Apparently he was wrong.

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05/01/09 That Union Thing

The Screen Actors Guild has reached a tentative agreement with movie and television studios. The agreement would run through June 2011, putting SAG back at the bargaining table at the same time writers' and directors' unions would be negotiating new contracts.

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05/01/09 Local and Industry News

The states of Oregon and Montana have recently passed laws that classify musicians working in nightclubs and bars as independent contractors. Previously, in both states, musicians were classified as employees of the venues and subect to workers compensation and unemployment tax.

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