Archives: April 2017

04/01/17 Official Business

Membership Meeting Scheduled

Just south of Commercial Blvd. and just west of US1 in the Pro-Am Building

Come see the new office, meet with Local 655 officers, and help us to brainstorm priorities for the Local...have a say in the future of the Local!

Save the NEA!

As you may have heard, President Trump's proposed budget eliminates funding for the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Many local arts organizations would be impacted by these cuts. Both Palm Beach Opera, Florida Grand Opera, and Miami City Ballet have received NEA grants, and other organizations have received grants from the state of Florida that would be impacted. You can help:

  1. Sign the national petition created by Americans for the Arts.
  2. Send a customizable message to your elected US Representative and US Senators and urge them to oppose attempts to eliminate the NEA.
  3. Post on social media to rally support to save the NEA using the hashtags #SavetheNEA and #ArtsAdvocacy.

04/01/17 Last Month at the Local

Last month, President Bertolet and Secretary-Treasurer Apana met with representatives of the Miami Symphony Orchestra to discuss the Orchestra’s large balance of unpaid wages to musicians.

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04/01/17 Member Profiles

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04/01/17 Membership Benefits

AFM Legislative Department

Are you concerned about Performance Rights, Carry-On Instruments, Visas/Immigration, Arts in Education/NEA Funding, Net Neutrality, White Spaces, or African Ivory? If so, the AFM Legislative Department, headed by AFM Legislative-Political Director Alfonso Pollard, has your back.

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04/01/17 That Union Thing

Telemundo novella performers voted 91-21 in favor of being represented by SAG-AFTRA in an election conducted by the NLRB.

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04/01/17 Local and Industry News

The Latin Grammy in the Schools program is coming to John A. Ferguson High School in Miami. The program will donate $20,000 in musical instruments to the school, as well has host a Q&A panel with Gente de Zona, Univision host Raul de Molina, and representatives of the Ford Motor Company and the Latin Grammy Cultural Foundation.

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04/01/17 Membership Roster Changes

New, Reinstated, Resigned, and Suspended members for March 2017:

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