Archives: April 2011
04/20/11 Rock of Ages Casting CallRock of Ages is casting WEDNESDAY APRIL 27 FROM 2-4 at the EDEN ROC HOTEL in Miami Beach in the Ocean Tower third floor.
SOUTHWEST FLORIDA SYMPHONY
Michael Hall, Music Director
Announces Auditions for the following positions:
- Principal Cello
- Principal 2nd Violin
- Section Violin (4)
- Third Flute/Utility
- Substitute Strings
Auditions are scheduled for June 7-8, 2011
Deadline for applications is May 24, 2011
04/01/11 Official BusinessMembership Meeting Reminder
The next Membership Meeting will be held on Monday, April 25, 2011 beginning at 3:30 PM at Artserve:
- Date: Monday, 4/25/11
- Time: 3:30 PM
- Location: Artserve, 1350 East Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale
- Agenda: Proposed Amendments to the Wage Scales:
- Increase minimum pension contribution rate in wage scales from 8 percent to 8.72 percent
the scale committee reports favorably on this proposal
04/01/11 AFM-EPF Launches Benefits CalculatorThe American Federation of Musicians and Employers Pension Fund has launched a pension benefit calculator on their website. Participants can log into their accounts and quickly calculate their estimated monthly benefits. Participants can also calculate how early retirement will effect their monthly benefits. To log in and calculate your pension benefits, please visit http://www.afm-epf.org
04/01/11 Member Benefits from Union Plus
Auto Buying Service & Car Buying Advice
No hassle, no haggle car buying service helps you save money when buying a new or used car or truck. With the Union Plus Auto Buying Service, buying or leasing a car or truck doesn't have to be a hassle. Union members can receive pre-negotiated, best-market auto pricing on new cars, trucks, motorcycles and most other vehicles without having to negotiate directly with the dealer.
04/01/11 That Union ThingThe Florida Legislature is again proposing to tie teacher pay to student performance. Under the proposed legislation, student performance on assessment tests and principal evaluations would count equally in annual determinations of raises and dismissals. Also proposed is the elimination of tenure for new teachers. Teachers' unions claim that testing does not necessarily capture a teacher's worth, and elimination of tenure will do little to attract or retain talented or experienced teachers.
04/01/11 Local and Industry News
The South Miami-Dade Cultural Center will be opening in Cutler Bay after 19 years of planning. The $51 million performing arts facility, funded primarily by hotel taxes, contains a 966-seat theater complete with orchestra pit, box office and concessions facilities, and administrative space.
Philanthropist Adrienne Arsht has been given the 2011 Award for Outstanding Philanthropist by the Association of Fundraising Professionals. Arsht has given millions to the John F. Kennedy Center, the University of Miami, and Miami's Arsht Center for the Performing Arts.