Newsletter Archives: January 2017
01/01/17 Official Business
2017 Annual Dues Now Payable:
- Regular Members: $176
- Youth Members (under age 21): $108
- Life Members: $110
- Inactive Life members: $80
Please send your checks before the end of January to avoid late fees or suspension of membership. You may also make semiannual payments by paying half in January and half in July. Please contact the office if you have questions, and please send checks to:
**PLEASE NOTE NEW ADDRESS**
AFM Local 655
1915 NE 45th St Suite 105
Fort Lauderdale FL 33308
01/01/17 Member Profiles
Name: Lucian Williams
Instruments: Guitar, Piano, Bass, Banjo, Vocals, Arranger
Member Since: 1990
01/01/17 Membership Benefits
JOB SECURITY THROUGH A CONTRACT
You've worked a job for years, and are suddenly fired. Maybe the personnel manager's friend moved into town and needed a job. Or maybe you were stuck in traffic and were a few minutes late for the first time ever. Or maybe the contractor lost the gig and took the entire band down with him. It may not be fair, but in most places, we are at-will employees that can be fired at any time, for no reason at all.
01/01/17 That Union Thing
Hundreds of workers in 340 cities and nearly 20 airports took part in a nationwide "Fight For $15 Day of Disruption". Workers are fighting for a $15 an hour minimum wage and the right to form a union without retaliation.
01/01/17 Local and Industry News
The musical Hamilton has set a new record for weekly revenue on Broadway.