Archives: March 2011

03/30/11 Quarter Note Networking Night Scheduled for April 25

South Florida Musicians Association extends an invitation to all musicians in south Florida to attend a networking event on Monday, April 25, 2011 at the Pirate Republic Bar and Grill in Fort Lauderdale. Enjoy complimentary hors d'oeuvres while socializing with other musicians.

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03/01/11 IRS Reconfirms that Musicians are Employees

At the request of Sunset Entertainment/Florida Sunshine Pops, the IRS has reconsidered a 2009 decision determining its musicians to be employees and not independent contractors, and has ruled that the original determination was correct.

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03/01/11 Pension Contribution Rates to increase on April 1

This is a reminder that under the AFM-EPF Rehabilitation Plan, employer contribution rates are scheduled to increase again on April 1. The rate for those paying the Local 655 minimum contribution rate of 8 percent (8.32 percent effective 6/1/2010) will rise to 8.72 percent on April 1, 2011.

03/01/11 Official Business

Membership Meeting scheduled for April 25, 2011 at Artserve.

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03/01/11 SPF Holding Unclaimed Funds for south Florida Musicians

The Sound Recording Special Payments Fund (SPF) has released a list of musicians with unclaimed funds. The SPF annually distributes supplemental wage payments to musicians who have worked under AFM recording agreements. If your name is listed below, you should immediately contact the Fund at (866) 711-FUND (3863) or info[at]sound-recording[dot]org to verify your correct mailing address.

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03/01/11 That Union Thing

The Palm Beach County School Board has proposed hiring adjunct teachers at low pay and with no benefits or job security, to help meet the requirements of the class-size law.

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03/01/11 Local and Industry News

Governors in Texas, Kansas, Washington, and South Carolina have proposed eliminating their state arts agencies.

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03/01/11 Membership Roster Changes

New, Reinstated, Resigned, and Suspended members for February 2011

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