802 Notes
The electronic newsletter of Local 802
June 13, 2018 | Send us comments by clicking here
Vote for pro-labor, pro-arts and pro-copyright candidates on June 26!

All musicians in our union and across the country are impacted by federal policy. Copyright law and intellectual property regulations, immigration policy, transportation, arts funding, education, labor law and countless other topics directly affect our art, our careers, our communities and our families. Musicians have interests that need advocating for! Our union has made a series of early endorsements for Congress, including Hakeem Jeffries, Jerrold Nadler, Carolyn Maloney, Joseph Crowley, Adriano Espaillat and Kate Browning. Don't forget to vote on June 26! Sign up to volunteer here and find your polling location here.
The Music Modernization Act (MMA) is under threat by a competing bill called ACCESS. We must stop it!

The MMA, which Local 802 has endorsed, is a package of bills that update various components of copyright protections for songwriters and musicians. It has already passed the House of Representatives. These gains, though imperfect, are a strong step forward for musicians who need to protect their digital rights in order to make a living.

But that progress is under threat in the Senate. Senator Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) has introduced a bill called ACCESS that directly competes with the specific components of the MMA that will benefit musicians.

We need your help! Join Local 802 and the Content Creators Coalition by telling Senator Wyden to #SupportCLASSICS. Click here, then click the box that says TWEET!
MusiCares, in collaboration with Local 802 and Smiles Programs, will host a free dental clinic for music professionals at Local 802. Eligible patients will receive a complete dental exam, bitewing X-rays and a dental cleaning, all free of charge. Participants must document at least five years professional music career history and qualify through MusiCares. All appointments must be scheduled in advance. Click here for the location, date, times and registration info, or call MusiCares at (212) 245-7840.
The Actors Fund is excited to spread the word about a newly-constructed, rent stabilized, affordable housing lottery for Manhattan's Hudson Yards at 435 West 31 Street. The property includes studios, one-bedroom apartments and two-bedroom apartments, with river and city views. Don't miss this fantastic opportunity. The deadline is July 3. Income requirements and other details apply. Click here to load a PDF with all the info.
DID YOU
KNOW? LS-1 contracts are small contracts that allow employers to make he alth or pension contributions to you on small jobs or single en gagements, including music lessons and other teaching work. All LS-1 contracts must be submitted by July 15 for the benefit period that begins Sept. 1. Click here for info.
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