Local 802’s Long Island office recently helped recover over $4,000 in back pension for four musicians – and $37,000 in workers’ compensation for another. Senior Business Rep Peter Voccola discovered that four club date musicians never ended up on contracts.
One single corporation, Clear Channel, owns more than 1,200 radio stations in the country, reaching over one-third of the U.S. population. And ten companies control two-thirds of radio stations nationwide. This consolidation was made possible by the Telecommunications Act in
As President Moriarity pointed out in his December column, it’s still too soon to tell whether the Internet will be a good or bad thing for musicians. However, one thing is sure: the only constant is rapid change. Napster, the
September 11 has brought indescribable suffering to New York City’s working people. We have lost friends, family members and coworkers of all colors, nationalities and religions – a thousand of them union members. An estimated one hundred thousand New Yorkers
Last month I reported that AFM local officers and representatives of the AFM symphonic player conferences were scheduled to meet in Chicago on Jan. 13 to discuss recording issues. That meeting took place and, while no significant conclusions were reached,
One of the most important votes of 2003 will be cast not in Congress or in voting booths across the country but at the Federal Communications Commission. At stake is how TV, radio, newspapers and the Internet will look in
Dithering, dawdling, delaying, and deferring: we all procrastinate sometimes. Who hasn’t put off doing the laundry for just one more day? Sometimes we really do need just a little more time to think something over before taking action. And sometimes
Of great interest to Local 802 conductors and orchestral players is the reopening of the Brooklyn Public Library’s Circulating Orchestra Collection, making available – after a ten-year hiatus – its extensive holdings of more than 600 titles to ensembles of
Gloria McCormick Gloria McCormick assumed the duties of Local 802 Health Benefits Plan Administrator in January. McCormick has worked at Local 802 since 1988. She has served as Sick Pay and Hospitalization Fund Administrator, Broadway Payroll Administrator and Executive Secretary.
Local 802 members whose Health Benefits Plan credits fall below $400 in a six-month period and are thus unable to qualify for Plan B may apply for reimbursement of up to 50 percent of the contributions to help pay for
The motivation to write this wonderful book about black women musicians developed in the mind of a 14-year-old black American girl whose ambition was to be a symphonic orchestral flutist – the author, Ms. D. Antoinette Handy. A little more
Roman Polanski’s The Pianist is a story about how music by itself can’t triumph over evil. And yet, music – and the human spirit – get the last word. The film is the true story of Wladyslaw Szpilman (played by
If you are interested in putting your name on the waiting list for an apartment in Manhattan Plaza, now is the time! The waiting list, which has been closed since 1995, will open this July. To apply, you must request
In recent years, as the tax season approached, Allegro has published extensive tax tips provided by Local 802’s accounting firm, Gould, Kobrick & Schlapp, P.C. As a result of passage of the Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of
GETTING A BROADWAY JOB To the Editor: I am a pianist and keyboardist and have been a Local 802 member for over 30 years. Recently I attended a performance of Beauty and the Beast on Broadway as I am good
IN DEFENSE OF LOCAL 16 To John Glasel: I read the reprint of your letter to the New York Times in the February Allegro and agree about the ineffectiveness of many AFM locals and the venality they display when they
CITY AND STATE CULTURE BUDGET UPDATE SPEAKER PROPOSES REVENUE SHARING TAX PLAN ARTS AND CULTURE IN LOWER MANHATTAN RIGHT TO ORGANIZE CHALLENGED LAYOFF INFO NEEDS TO BE DISCLOSED DROP THE ROCK CITY AND STATE CULTURE BUDGET UPDATE The mayor released
MUSIC OUTREACH A new collective bargaining agreement has been reached between 802 and Music Outreach, Learning Through Music, Inc. Music Outreach currently has 23 musicians on its regular and substitute roster. The musicians perform as duos and trios for schoolchildren,
Arnold L. Arden – Saxophone Samuel Carmell – Violin Larry Charles – Woodwinds Paul Clement – Cello Adolph Coleman – Violin Richard Dunlap – Trombone Robert G. Fields – Piano Sam Levitan – Bass Thomas E. Parker – Piano Ben
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2002 Meeting called to order at 11:27 a.m. Present: President Moriarity, Recording Vice-President Price, Financial Vice-President Hafemeister, Executive Board members Blumenthal, Crow, Gale, Giannini, Landolfi, Rohdin, Shankin and Weiss, Controller Bogert, Assistant Director Lennon. Minutes of Dec.
Broadway producers aren’t the only ones looking at technology that is designed to replace live musicians. Sam Levine sent me an article from the Washington Post that describes a new device that can be placed in a bugle held by