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Allegro (September 2020)
September 2020 issue of Allegro
Why we’re endorsing Joe Biden and Kamala Harris
The year of the pandemic has been the most challenging time for Local 802 in our union’s entire history. To add to the urgency, we are facing the most important U.S. presidential election in our lifetime and it’s important that
Financial vice president’s report
There are many aspects to the role of Financial Vice President of Local 802 but the responsibilities are mainly twofold: to oversee the financial interests of the local, and to manage and negotiate the freelance concert, ballet, and opera contracts.
New School negotiation update
The Part Time Jazz Faculty at the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music are actively negotiating a “Covid-19 Recovery Plan” with management there, in the face of a steep decline in student enrollment and a university shortfall reputed to
Tribute to Joseph Rabbai
JOE RABBAI died on Aug. 11, 2020 at the age of 81 after being a member of Local 802 since 1961. Below is a tribute submitted by his daughter Debora. Joseph Rabbai was born on August 23, 1938 in Bridgeton,
Executive Board Minutes
Aug. 4, 2020 to Aug. 18, 2020
Tuesday, August 4, 2020 Meeting called to order at 11:05 am by President Krauthamer via video conference necessitated by the need for social distancing relating to the COVID-19 pandemic. Present: Financial Vice President Fisher, Recording Vice President Schwartz, Executive Board
New York City Opera united!
Even a global pandemic can’t stop musicians from engaging in protected activity. A case in point is the August 15, 2020 leafleting of a performance at Freeman Stage in Selbyville, Delaware by musicians of the New York City Opera orchestra.
MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: Donald Chan
A musician of diverse and accomplished talents, Donald Chan has worked as conductor, music director, and composer with the most esteemed names in American Music. A member of Local 802 since the early 1960s, he earned his M. S. degree
Neurochemicals and musicians
Winning on Stage
Neurochemicals and musicians By Dr. Don Greene As you are well aware, the pandemic and chaos hit all of us hard many months ago, especially musicians in New York. That was followed by shock and denial, anger, negotiating, depression, and
How Big Tech’s Predatory Business Practices Are Hurting Musicians . . . And What We Can Do to Stop It!
Even before the recent COVID-19 pandemic, professional musicians faced a plethora of unprecedented challenges. Prime among them is the digital paradigm shift, which has been both a blessing and a curse. While it has made it easier to distribute our
THE BAND ROOM
Stories heard from Orin O'Brien, Herb Gardner and John Clay (via Gene Perla)
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