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Local 802 Aug. 8, 2018 | Send us comments by clicking
MEMBERSHIP NOTE: Local 802, AGMA, and the management of the Metropolitan Opera have reached a tentative agreement, subject to ratification by the bargaining units, Local 802 Executive Board and AGMA Board of Governors.
All musicians in our union and across New York are impacted by state and local policy. Transportation, arts funding, education, labor law and countless other topics directly affect our art, our careers, our communities and our families.
The primary election for state and local offices in NY is Sept. 13, but you must be registered by Aug. 19. Click here for information on registering!
Local 802 has already started endorsing candidates in this election: click here to request a list. Don't forget to register, and don't forget to vote on Sept. 13! Sign up to volunteer here and find your polling location here.
Local 802's Musicians' Emergency Relief Fund helps musicians in need, but we also need your help! We're trying to raise $200,000 this year to make sure we can keep on supporting each other. Every donation helps -- from $5 to $5,000! Click here to donate now.
And if you're a member of Local 802 looking for assistance, click here to learn more about how the Emergency Relief Fund can help you.
Separately, if you or someone you know is currently recovering from illness or surgery, the Actors' Fund is announcing a new rehab facility for musicians and other entertainers. Click here for the details, as published in our union magazine Allegro.
Between now and Aug. 19, you can bring your new or used iPod (and charger) directly to Local 802 to support Alzheimer's patients. Click
here to read more about this incredible program, as published in Allegro.
Want to apply for affordable housing but don't know where to begin? The Actors Fund affordable housing seminar helps participants get organized so they can be prepared to take advantage of opportunities to apply. Click
here to get started!
KNOW? If you're a participant in Local 802's health plan (Plan A or A+), you're eligible for a vision benefits deal. The deal includes $50 off your first pair of frames/lenses and 50% off a second pair of frames/lenses! Offer expires Sept. 30. Click here for the details, and click here for more information on the union's health plans.
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