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Oct. 10, 2018 | Send us comments by clicking here
LOCAL 802 IS HOSTING OR PROMOTING SEVERAL EVENTS IN THE NEXT FEW WEEKS, INCLUDING A SPECIAL JAZZ CLINIC, JAZZ MENTORS, AND MUCH MORE!  GET ALL THE DETAILS ON OUR EVENT PAGE HERE.
How does bullying and harassment show up in your workplace? What is Local 802's role in supporting you and other members around this issue? Join us at the
upcoming Local 802 membership meeting for a discussion about our union's role in responding to workplace bullying and harassment. We will also include an update on upcoming events.  

WHEN: Wednesday, Oct. 24, from 5pm to 6:30pm
WHERE: Local 802
RSVP AND MORE INFO: Click here
This meeting is open to all Local 802 members in good standing*

*Check on your membership status on the Local 802 membership portal or send an e-mail to our membership department here.

To RSVP and for more info, click here.
DO YOU HAVE ANY FRIENDS WHO HAVEN'T JOINED LOCAL 802 YET? New members who join between now and Dec. 28 pay NO INITIATION FEE as part of our new membership special. To join now, click here.

This coming Thursday, Oct. 11, join Local 802 and the Society of Composers and Lyricists (NY) for a free, in-depth discussion on the use of metadata in music, featuring Ben Allison, Neeta Ragoowansi, Alan Silverman and Eric V. Hachikian.

This seminar will start by covering some basics: what metadata is, and why it is important to producers and composers. We will then examine some of the challenges and obstacles in metadata notation, ways to ensure accuracy and completeness, and the current state of existing metadata databases. Don't miss this conversation on how to best use metadata to organize music and understand where and how it's being used across the globe.

WHAT: Free conversation about metadata, featuring Ben Allison, Neeta Ragoowansi, Alan Silverman and Eric V. Hachikian.
WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 11 from 7pm to 9pm
WHERE: Local 802
RSVP AND MORE INFO: Click here
U.S. Midterm Elections Alert
The U.S. midterm elections have never been more important. Election day is Nov. 6, but you must be registered to vote by Oct. 12.  For more information -- including how to find your voting location and how to request an absentee ballot -- click here. Local 802's latest endorsements can be found here.

ALSO: The Board of Elections is hiring poll workers for the November election. Click here for more info, or send an e-mail here.
If you're passionate about diversity and inclusion, come join the newly-formed Diversity Committee. Chaired by Local 802 member  Steven Cuevas (an outspoken diversity and inclusion activist), the committee aims to create and foster a diverse and inclusive environment where no voices are silenced -- and all of us can thrive. Musicians of all backgrounds have the potential to disrupt and transform entrenched practices and thinking.  
 
Our first meeting is Wednesday, Oct. 17 from 6pm to 8pm at Local 802*. If you're interested in this empowerment mission and want to be added to our list, click here to contact Marlena Fitzpatrick, staff liaison of the Diversity Committee.
 
WHEN: Wednesday, Oct. 17 from 6pm to 8pm
WHERE: Local 802 (fourth floor conference room)
 
*This meeting is open to all Local 802 members in good standing who have RSVP'd. (Click here to RSVP now.) 
The NYC Office of Nightlife is on a five-borough listening tour. All New Yorkers are invited to raise issues, voice concerns and share ideas. This is an important opportunity for musicians to share our concerns and experiences as nightlife workers to influence the decisions this office will make. The next date is Oct. 16. For the complete schedule -- and to RSVP now -- click here.
Stay healthy this flu season! The Friedman Health Center is offering free flu shots to Local 802 musicians and other union members. Members with or without insurance are welcome. Please bring your current union card. Remaining dates are:
 
  • Friday, Nov. 9 from 1pm to 4pm
  • Wednesday, Dec. 12 from 1pm to 4pm
 
Those with insurance who can't make those dates can also receive a flu shot at any time. Just bring your insurance card -- and there's no co-pay!
 
Location: The Friedman Health Center, 729 7th Avenue, 12th Floor, New York, NY 10019
 
Cick here with any questions.
AFFORDABLE HOUSING LOTTERY IS OPEN! The Actors Fund reports that 540 West 53rd Street Apartments is a newly constructed, rent stabilized building that may interest our musicians! The lottery ends on Dec. 7, 2018, so apply today. Here is the link.
JAZZ JAM AT LOCAL 802 (NEW SCHEDULE!) There is a jazz jam on select Mondays at Local 802, from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The next jam is Oct. 15. PLEASE NOTE: The jazz jam will now meet twice a month instead of every Monday. For more info, click here or contact Joe Petrucelli at the Jazz Foundation of America at (212) 245-3999, ext. 10, or Joe@JazzFoundation.org.
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LOOKING FOR THE NEXT MEMBERSHIP MEETING OR NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION? THE LOCAL 802 CALENDAR IS HERE.  
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