Newsletter Archives: April 2017
04/01/17 Official Business
Membership Meeting Scheduled
- Date: Monday, April 17, 2017
- Time: 12:00 NOON
- Location: Local 655 office, 1915 NE 45 St #105, Fort Lauderdale
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:
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.
04/01/17 Member Profiles
- Name: Mark Hill
- Instruments: Piano, Keyboards
- Member Since: 1975
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.
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.
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.