Newsletter Archives: September 2017

09/01/17 Official Business


Please note that the deadline for submitting nominating petitions for Local 655 elections for the 2018-2020 term of office is September 21, 2017. For more information, please go to .

Membership Survey

In order to better serve members and to determine our priorities, we will be conducting a three-part membership survey. We strongly encourage members to complete the brief, anonymous survey. The more we know about working conditions, the problems musicians face, and concerns that members have, the better we will be able to help. The first survey will be sent in September, with parts two and three following in October and November. Please take a few minutes to help us help you!

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, discuss preliminary results of the membership survey, and discuss issues that the Local should be addressing. We look forward to getting your input!

09/01/17 Last Month at the Local

Our Local is a very democratic organization. It is run by members, for members, and all members have a voice in how the Local is run.

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09/01/17 Member Profiles

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09/01/17 Membership Benefits

Check Your Annual Pension Statements!

AFM-EPF Pension Fund Statements are in the mail, and if pension contributions have been made on your behalf, you should receive one shortly. All work done under AFM contracts that include pension should appear on your annual statement. Please note that generally pension is based on scale wages, which means that the wages listed on the report may be less than the gross amount you were paid for that year.

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09/01/17 That Union Thing

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Miami-area wages are now rising at pre-recession levels.

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09/01/17 Local and Industry News

A study by researchers at the University of London found that thirty percent of professional musicians have battled eating disorders.

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09/01/17 Membership Roster Changes

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

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