Allegro

Currently Browsing: June, 2003

Artists Reflect on 802's Seventh Teachers' Campaign
Margie Duffield with Dan Ashkenasi, Lynn Marlowe and Greg Pliska
(The following story was written by teaching artists who work in the Metropolitan Opera Guild Education Department. Teachers at MOG have presented management with a formal, public petition demanding union recognition, marking the seventh group of music, art, dance and

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Jim Hannen
Two hotel musicians recently won more than $10,000 in back pay and benefits from the Peninsula Hotel, thanks to assistance from 802’s Contract Administration department. The Peninsula, a signatory to the union’s Hotel Agreement, had temporarily laid off the two

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Mikael Elsila
In recent months, Allegro has reported on the proliferation of Internet music pirating – something both Local 802 and the AFM take very seriously. When consumers “share” copyrighted music files with each other through software like Kazaa, record companies lose

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Clear Channel's Reaches Spread Far And Wide Across Entertainment Field
Mikael Elsila
A creature with many heads called the Hydra used to dwell upon the earth, according to Greek mythology. Whenever Hercules chopped off one of its heads, two more would grow back in its place. There is a modern Hydra. It

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Upcoming AFM Conference Could Change Union Rules
Bill Moriarity
The AFM’s 95th convention is scheduled to be held at the Riviera Hotel in Las Vegas on June 23-25. As always a number of bylaw modifications are being proposed. Eighteen of these amendments were submitted by the International Executive Board

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Erwin L. Price
Last month, I. wrote that MPTF allocations would be reduced for the fiscal year 2003-4 (which began on May 1). That information proved to be correct since Local 802’S. allocation will be $274,121, which represents a reduction of 37 percent

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Guest Commentary
Simon Greer & Carrie Brunk (New York Jobs With Justice)
New York Jobs with Justice is a dynamic coalition of New York City labor, community, student and faith groups that organizes to transform our communities and workplaces. We take concrete action to level the playing field by building power for

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802 Legal Corner
Harvey Mars, Esq.
In April’s column I discussed how to process a claim for money owed through the Small Claims Division of the New York Civil Court, when the amount due is less than $3,000. Let’s now assume that you have successfully navigated

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Musicians' Assistance Program - Part 2 Of 2
David J. Sternbach, MM, MSW, BCD
Last month in this column we ended by asking the question, “Why do we often give ourselves unhelpful messages when we’re practicing?” To answer this, we could look at our early role models. Did people around you laugh, shrug it

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Lifestyle Notes
Dr. Diane Gioia-Bargonetti
(This article, submitted by a Local 802 member, contains advice and suggestions intended to improve one’s health and well-being. Local 802 and Allegro offer no endorsement or recommendation regarding the efficacy or safety of any of the remedies suggested, and

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REMEMBERING JULIUS LEVINE To the Editor: This letter refers to the passing of Julius Levine (see “Requiem” in this issue). I was a bass student of Julius starting in 1976 at Stony Brook. Every chamber group wanted him as a

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The Beat on the Street
“The Beat on the Street” is a new feature in Allegro. We’ll e-mail a question and you’ll tell us what you think. To participate in “The Beat on the Street,” we need your current e-mail address! Check with the Membership

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Heather Beaudoin
RENEWAL OF RENT REGULATIONS BUDGET CUTS FEDERAL CAMPAIGN FINANCE LAW STRUCK DOWN RISING UNEMPLOYMENT RATE RENEWAL OF RENT REGULATIONS On March 12 the City Council voted by 45 to 3 to renew rent laws in New York City, and Mayor

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CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY OPERA Musicians of the Center for Contemporary Opera unanimously ratified a contract that provides full retroactivity for all services performed since May 1, 2002 and covers all work though June 30 of this year. All wages and

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Heather Beaudoin
COUNCIL OVERRIDES GIULIANI VETO OF SWEATSHOP BILL MOURN FOR THE DEAD, FIGHT FOR THE LIVING NEW YORK NEEDS ELECTION REFORM CAMPAIGN FOR UNIVERSAL HEALTHCARE CONTINUES COUNCIL OVERRIDES GIULIANI VETO OF SWEATSHOP BILL In a clear victory for the labor movement,

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PAUL MORER PRODUCTIONS Local 802 recently won a three-year-old grievance against Paul Morer Productions that went all the way to district court for enforcement. The grievance concerned employment on a cast album, and the total amount was for $5,000, which

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Edward Bebko – Organ Dave Bowman – Piano Katharine E. Brainard – Cello Al Cappi – Guitar Matt Carnevale – Piano John N. Chryssikos – Violin Peter Compo – Violin/Bass Jack Danisi – Piano Ruth Freeman-Gudeman – Flute Victor Jarowey

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March 4, 2003 -- April 22, 2003
TUESDAY, MARCH 4, 2003 Meeting called to order at 2:33 p.m. Present were Recording Vice-President Price, Executive Board members Blumenthal, Crow, Landolfi, Reynolds, Rohdin, Shankin and Weiss and Controller Bogert. President Moriarity, Financial Vice-President Hafemeister and board member Giannini excused

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Bill Crow
Abba Bogin sent me a clipping from a California newspaper which contained this story: One of the late John Cage’s compositions from 1967 is titled “Organ2/ASLSP.” ASLSP stands for “as slow as possible,” and a normal performance would last about

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