TUESDAY, MAY 12, 2009
Meeting called to order at 11:10 a.m. Present: Recording Vice President Dennison, Financial Vice President Blumenthal, Executive Board members Fein, Giannini, Norrell, Rizzo, Roach, Schwartz and Jazz Advisory Committee Liaison Owens. President Landolfi excused on union business. Blumenthal chaired the meeting.
Recording Vice President Dennison distributed the minutes of May 5, 2009. Motion made and carried unanimously to approve the minutes as amended.
Board member Burridge present at 11:15 a.m. Discussion held on Locker Associates, Inc. regarding their efforts to develop a live music campaign and their initial meetings with Local 802 staff and committees.
Motion made and carried unanimously to approve expenditure of $350 for 1 ticket and a listing in the event journal of the Jewish Labor Committee’s annual Human Rights Awards dinner honoring the president of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, Roberta Reardon.
Motion made and carried unanimously to endorse the Marriage Equality bill, S. 4401 and A. 7732 currently before the New York State legislature in Albany.
Jazz Representative Weeks appeared before the Board and presented an agreement covering the Jazz Foundation of America’s annual fundraising event at the Apollo Theatre on May 14, 2009. Motion made and carried unanimously to approve the agreement. Weeks excused.
Concert Representative Fisher appeared before the Board and discussed a potential contract covering an opera performance at New York University’s Skirball Center. Discussion held.
Public Relations and Political Action Director Molloy appeared before the Board and reported that the AFM had agreed to co-sponsor a booth at the upcoming Billboard/Adweek conference in New York City. One half of the cost for the booth would be $1,500. In addition Molloy requested the expenditure of another $3,279 for flash drives with information about Local 802 and AFM agreements to give to conference attendees. Motion made and carried unanimously to approve the expenditure of up to $4,779 from the public relations budget for the Billboard/Adweek conference.
Molloy requested funding to attend a conference sponsored by the Campaign for America’s Future in Washington, D.C. during which time he would also lobby members of Congress in support of the performance rights legislation. The total cost of the trip was estimated to be $1,700. Molloy excused. Discussion held. Motion made carried and unanimously to approve the expenditure of up to $1,700 for Molloy’s attendance at the Campaign for America’s Future conference with the understanding that Molloy would also have time for lobbying effort in Congress and that this expenditure was to come from the public relations budget. Molloy present.
Molloy requested a contribution of $300 to an annual fundraising event sponsored by the Westchester Working Families Party from TEMPO 802. Motion made and carried unanimously to approve the request. Molloy excused.
Blumenthal reported on discussions with management of the Brooklyn Philharmonic regarding the status of payments due orchestra members for this season’s performances.
Discussion held on the 2009 Local 802 budget in light of the continuing economic problems facing New York’s entertainment industries.
Meeting adjourned at 1:05 p.m.
TUESDAY, MAY 19, 2009
Meeting called to order at 11:10 a.m. Present: President Landolfi, Recording Vice President Dennison, Executive Board members Burridge, Fein, Johansen, Norrell, Rizzo and Jazz Advisory Committee Liaison Owens. Financial Vice President Blumenthal excused on union business.
Recording Vice President Dennison distributed the minutes of May 12, 2009. Motion made and carried unanimously to approve the minutes as amended.
Landolfi requested a contribution of $250 to the Greater New York Labor Religion Coalition. Motion made carried unanimously to approve the request.
Landolfi reported that the Actors Fund would be hosting a trip to the Fund’s retirement home in Englewood, New Jersey on May 29, 2009 and invited Board members to join the trip.
Landolfi distributed a proposed bylaw that would amend Article I, Section 7(n) of the Local 802 bylaws increasing the cap on donations to organizations by Local 802 from the current $250 to $500. Motion made and carried to submit the proposed bylaw to the October 2009 membership meeting. Opposed: Burridge.
Board member Schaffner present at 11:25 a.m. Rank and File representative to the AFM film negotiations Roy Williams present. Board member Giannini present at 11:30 a.m. Landolfi, Schaffner and Williams reported on AFM Film negotiations that took place May 11, 12 and 13, 2009 in Los Angeles. Discussion held. Board member Johansen excused at 12:40 p.m. Discussion continued. Roy Williams excused. CIO Alayo appeared before the Board and reported on the progress of software upgrades currently underway for both the union and the Local 802 Health Fund. Financial Vice President Blumenthal present at 1:15 p.m. Discussion held. Alayo excused.
Blumenthal presented an agreement with the accounting firm Gould, Kobrick & Schlapp, P.C. for their services in 2009 and 2010 at the specified hourly rates which was to be capped at $44,000 in each year of the two year agreement. Motion made and carried unanimously to approve the agreement.
Blumenthal reported that a scholarship would be available should the union choose a second participant in the Cornell Union Leadership Training program.
Meeting adjourned at 1:30 p.m.