Grant to Brooklyn Philharmonic Made April Performances Possible

Volume CII, No. 5May, 2002

The Consortium for Worker Education, a not-for-profit organization founded in 1985 to provide schooling, training and employment services for workers in New York, recently received a major grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to provide job training and skills upgrading for workers who lost their jobs as a result of Sept. 11. For businesses that qualify, there is a specific wage subsidy program that enables them to maintain a full work force.

With Local 802’s assistance, the Brooklyn Philharmonic was able to secure financial funding for their April concerts – performances that would have not taken place otherwise. Local 802 and the Brooklyn Philharmonic thank the Consortium for Worker Education for their considerable help in enabling musicians to continue their employment with the orchestra.

If you have been laid off or lost work as a result of the economic impact of Sept. 11, please call the Actors’ Fund at (212) 354-5480. If you own a business that has been severely impacted due to the events of Sept. 11, call Heather Beaudoin at (212) 245-4802, ext. 176.