Newsletter Archives: February 2018

02/01/18 Official Business

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, and you should support its efforts by becoming a member of the TEMPO SIGNATURE PROGRAM.

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02/01/18 Last Month at the Local

Our new Executive Board was sworn in and had its first meeting on January 3. We welcome new Directors Richard Bravo, Matt Corey, and Bob Folse, as well as the promotion of Director Charles Reskin to President and Director Iris van Eck to VP.

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02/01/18 Membership Benefits


"Through their unions, they have a voice in their workplace, in their future...They deserve the right to have their voices heard when they speak out for job security and safe workplaces. Unions fight for better wages and benefits, not just for their members, but for everyone. They advocate for quality jobs that build a strong middle class". (Sec. Hilda Solis, Former U.S. Secretary of Labor).

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02/01/18 That Union Thing

A study by Actors Equity shows that some actors taxes will increase significantly under the new tax law.

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02/01/18 Local and Industry News

Local 655 member and jazz trumpet legend Melton Mustafa has passed away at age 70. Mustafa had performed with the likes of Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Frank Sinatra, and Woody Herman, as well as led his own Melton Mustafa Orchestra and Melton Mustafa Quintet. He was also the founder of the jazz studies program at Florida Memorial University.

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02/01/18 Membership Roster Changes

New, Reinstated, Resigned, and Suspended members for January 2018:

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