Despite the fact that our building is shut down, several of our key staff in the Electronic Media Department – including Recording Vice President Andy Schwartz and some his team pictured below (Cathy Calabrese, Steve Singer, Bob Pawlo, Alex Blake and Amoh Essandoh) – have donned safety masks and come to work to process checks that are owed our members from recording projects that took place before the shutdown. See phots below.
“To members of the Local 802 Electronic Media Department: Please let us begin by saying how much your help means to our union. In these past weeks, you stepped in to help when we needed you most. Your swift work gave musicians their much-needed and already-earned checks, and your recording of those checks gave our union income which we literally cannot make any other way right now. Thank you for taking precautions as you worked together, thank you for your willingness to travel to 802 to do that work, and most of all, thank you for your dedication to all of the members of 802. We look forward to the day when we may all be back in the building and give our thanks personally.”
Janet Axelrod on behalf of the Local 802 Executive Board