In Brief

Volume 112, No. 10October, 2012

New portal

Local 802 announces our new membership portal. With this online utility, you will have instant access to the union’s computer system and get the most up-to-date snapshot of your member profile.

Not only can you see your own contact information and search our member directory, but you can also view your past engagements, see your membership and work dues balances, and check your health benefits eligibility.

You will also be able to send messages directly to our staff concerning your information. To get started, look for the membership portal registration guide on our website.

In the near future, we will be making changes to allow members to change their contact information and pay membership and work dues online with their credit card.

The portal will only allow you to log in if you are an active member. Contact the Membership Department at (212) 245-4802, ext. 128 or to check on your membership status.

Free flu shots

The actors fund will be offering free flu shots for all performing arts and entertainment professionals as follows on Oct. 17 (1:30 to 4:30), Nov. 5 (1:30 to 4:30), Nov. 16 (9:30 to 12:30), Dec. 4 (9:30 to 12:30) and Jan. 16 (1:30 to 4:30). No appointment is necessary. Bring your union card. The location is the Al Hirschfeld Free Health Clinic, Dorothy Ross Friedman Residence (formerly the Aurora), 475 West 57th Street. For more information, call (212) 489-1939 and press option 3.

Allegro wins awards

Allegro recently won first prize for general excellence in the annual journalism contest of the International Labor Communications Association. The ILCA is an umbrella group that represents labor magazines and journals throughout North America.

Earlier this year, Allegro also won first prize for general excellence in its circulation category from the Metropolitan Labor Communications Association, the local affiliate of the ILCA.

The International Labor Communications Association, founded in 1955, is the professional organization of labor communicators in North America. ILCA membership is open to national, regional, and local union publications and to media productions affiliated with the AFL-CIO, Change to Win and the CLC, as well as to associate members not affiliated with those bodies. The ILCA’s several hundred members produce publications with a total circulation in the tens of millions. See