Archives: November 2011

11/01/11 Official Business

A Membership Meeting has been scheduled for Monday, December 5, 2011.

General Membership Meeting

east of I95 on Sunrise Blvd, in the Ft. Lauderdale branch of the Broward Library,
next to Holiday Park

11/01/11 Miami-Dade Helps Workers Collect Unpaid Wages

If you are one of the musicians who waited months to be paid by Miami Symphony or Sunshine Pops, or are still waiting to be paid by South Florida Symphony, there may be help for you. In addition to filing a claim in small claims court, for work performed in Miami-Dade County, you also have the option of enlisting the County's support in collecting unpaid wages.

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The musicians of the Louisville Orchestra have been engaged in a lengthy negotiation with their management. They have repeatedly been threatened by their board with being replaced by other musicians. And now, after a final ultimatum, the Louisville Orchestra, Inc. has begun recruiting replacement musicians.

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11/01/11 Member Benefits from Union Plus

Medical debt myths: What you don't know can hurt you

If medical bills leave you confused, you're not alone. One study found nearly 40 percent of Americans don't understand their medical bills or explanation of benefits statements well enough to know what services they are paying for, why they owe that amount, and if the amount is correct!

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11/01/11 That Union Thing

California has passed a new law imposing penalties on employers who misclassify workers as independent contractors. Violators will be subject to fines of $5,000 to $25,000 and will be required to post a notice on their website. United States Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis has also made a priority of cracking down on misclassification of workers. The Government Accountability Office estimates that $2.72 billion in tax revenue goes uncollected due to misclassification.


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11/01/11 Local and Industry News

The Palm Beach International Film Festival and the Festival of the Arts Boca have united. The two organizations will now operate under one administrative board. Under the new partnership, the organizations hope to create one large comprehensive festival as well as more arts events throughout the year.

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11/01/11 Membership Roster Changes

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

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