The National Labor Relations Board has found that the four musicians who perform each week at the Apollo Theatre are employees and not independent contractors, and are therefore entitled to the benefits of a union contract. Unless management appeals the
Under a banner that read, “Shine a light on dark dates! Justice for all recording musicians!” more than 25 of the busiest and most influential contractors of phono recording and film dates met with union staff in late October to
This summer Local 802 embarked on a project to produce a video that would not only be part of a promotional CD-ROM produced by SFX Theatrical Group, but would also provide the union with a wealth of footage showcasing our
Local 802’s Executive Board has authorized spending up to $100,368 for a live music awareness campaign in 2001. The authorization came after a pilot project this fall that featured several radio ads on WINS and a print ad in Stagebill.
Dozens of club date musicians attended a dinner held in Local 802’s Club Room on Oct. 19, to kick off the campaign for a new Single Engagement Club Date Agreement. The event, which honored the contributions of long-time Club Date
A group of music teachers and their piano accompanists recently began an organizing campaign with the help of Local 802’s New Organizing Department. They work at The Early Ear, Inc., a for-profit music school that brings children ranging from four
Last January, during an appointment for an eye examination at the VA hospital, I noticed some booklets for a “Creative Arts Competition” for American veterans, and decided to check it out. I entered both the Classical and Pop Instrumental categories
Following is the text of a tribute by Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) to Judy West, on her retirement last month. His remarks on the floor of the House of Representatives became part of the Congressional Record: Mr. Speaker, I rise
The huge demand for affordable health insurance was reflected in a deluge of calls to Local 802’s Health Benefits Plan, after an article describing coverage that will soon become available to entertainment industry workers appeared in last month’s Allegro. The
Last month’s Allegro included the welcome information that the backlog of Health Benefits Plan claims had finally been cleared. The problem stemmed from Union Labor Life Insurance Company’s relocation of its claims office from Manhattan to King of Prussia, Pa.
MagnaCare, the preferred provider network that Local 802’s Health Benefits Plan is linked to, recently announced changes in their list of participating clinical laboratories. A new addition is Quest Diagnostics, which joined the network this summer. Lab services which were
Among the immediate priorities of John Glasel’s administration, when it took office in 1983, was to develop strategies and tactics to combat the ongoing exploitation of musicians working in the jazz field, and to bring economic dignity to this area
“It was the best of times. It was the worst of times.” On May 1 I attended a rally in Bryant Park that would prove to be the beginning of a long, hard fight to save our unions. That was
OFFICERS EXECUTIVE BOARD TRIAL BOARD OFFICERS Bill Moriarity, President I urge every member to take the time to vote in this election. It is very important that the officers of Local 802 be individuals who are truly representative of the
Local 802 received substantial numbers of requests for absentee mail ballots for the upcoming election of Local 802 officers. The ballots were sent out to everyone who satisfied the requirements established by the local’s bylaws and Department of Labor rules.
802 members Mark Perchanok (oboe) and Richard Renner (trombone) have been successful musicians for over 20 years. Now both find themselves in transition – wanting to radically change they way they live, work and make music, but unsure about how
Many Kenton fans on the internet have complained about the arch spelling of the title of this fascinating book, but everyone seems to want a copy. It is a biography, scrapbook, transcribed oral history and photo album rolled into one.
Willard Brady – Saxophone Don Brooks – Harmonica Charles Buchman – Saxophone/Clarinet Ruth Eder – Saxophone Conrad Frederick – Piano Nathan Kroll – Violin/Conductor Tony Lane – Guitar Al Miller – Drums Tony Parrillo – Baritone Horn Dr. Merrill Staton
JONES BEACH Musicians performing at the Boardwalk Restaurant at Jones Beach are now receiving scale wages and pension contributions. They were brought under union contract as the result of a grievance filed by Local 802. While visiting the musicians who
The soul of the labor movement can often be found in its music and its art. A unique catalogue of contemporary and traditional labor music, art, books, videos, posters, buttons and note cards that make wonderful gifts is a useful
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2000 Meeting called to order at 11:30 a.m. Present: President Moriarity, Recording Vice-President Price, Executive Board members Blumenthal, Gale, Giannini, Hafemeister, Rosen, Shankin, Simon and Weiss, Controller Bogert, Assistant to the President Dennison, Jazz Advisory Committee Liaison
Bob Cranshaw and trombonist Cliff Anderson were driving to a Sonny Rollins rehearsal with the car radio tuned to a local jazz stations. As they listened, they commented on the music that was played. One record began without an announcement: