Archives: April 2016

04/06/16 Broward Cultural Division Announces Artist as Entrepreneur Institute

Broward Cultural Division, The Community Partnership for Arts and Culture (CPAC) and ArtServe collaborate once again for this year's Artist as an Entrepreneur Institute (AEI). The program, to be presented on four Saturdays in June, will be held at ArtServe, 1350 E. Sunrise Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale.

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04/01/16 Official Business

Membership Meeting

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

Wage Scale Increase

Please remember that the wage scales will increase on June 1, 2016. Please consult your wage scale booklet, the members' section of the website, or contact the Local if you need more information.

2015 Financial Reports

2015 Local 655 financial reports are now available in the members' section of the website:

04/01/16 Last Month at the Local

This past March we began preparations for attendance at the AFM's 100th convention, which will take place this June.

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04/01/16 That Union Thing

A report by the Center for American Progress states that 35 percent of the decline of the middle class in the past 30 years is due to the decline of labor unions. The report notes that union-induced wage increases spill over to nonunion workers. The report also notes that union advocacy also produces economic and social policies that benefit the middle class. According to the Pew Research Center, the number of adults in the middle class has fallen from 61 percent in 1971 to just 50 percent in 2014.

04/01/16 Local and Industry News

According to the National Endowment for the Arts and the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, the arts and culture contributed $704.2 billion to the economy in 2013, or 4.23 percent of the GDP.

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04/01/16 Membership Roster Changes

New, Reinstated, Resigned, and Suspended members for March 2016:

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