Archives: June 2014

06/23/14 Palm Beach Opera Announces Auditions

Palm Beach Opera Orchestra

Announces the following tenure-track vacancies:

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06/18/14 South Florida Musicians Association Urges Boycott of Miami Symphony Over Unpaid Wages

South Florida Musicians Association is encouraging members of the community to boycott the Miami Symphony. The Symphony is delinquent in paying wages to its musicians, with some musicians owed for wages as far back as two seasons ago and some musicians owed as much as an entire seasons’ wages. In response to claims made by several musicians under Miami-Dade County’s Wage Theft Ordinance, the Symphony’s attorney admitted that the Symphony owes money to musicians, but claims that the Symphony is not subject to the County’s Wage Theft ordinance. According to the Symphony’s 2012 tax return, the most recent the Symphony has filed, the Symphony has total liabilities of nearly $1.3 million.

06/01/14 Official Business

As the result of elections held at the membership meeting on May 9, 2014, Elizabeth Aron has been elected as Director. Aron, a member since 2007, will serve for the remainder of the 2012-2014 term of office.

06/01/14 Membership Benefits

Union Plus is committed to helping union members and their families fund their college education. They now have new programs to help pay down student loan debt:

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06/01/14 That Union Thing

Fast food workers continue to protest low wages. Workers walked off the job last month in cities across the country, including in Miami. The protests first began in New York City in 2012, and workers are fighting for a livable wage of $15 per hour and a right to freely form a union without retaliation.

06/01/14 Local and Industry News

Broward schools have proposed using $2.5 million of its $303 million capital budget to buy musical instruments.

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06/01/14 Membership Roster Changes

New, Reinstated, Resigned, and Suspended members for May 2014:

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