802 Notes
The electronic newsletter of Local 802
Feb. 21, 2017 | Send us comments by clicking here

The next quarterly membership meeting takes place this Wednesday, Feb. 22 at 5 p.m. here at Local 802
This meeting will include a pension Q&A with trustees and pension fund professionals. (For background, click here.) The meeting is expected to be very well attended, possibly to capacity. Please remember that membership meetings are only open to active members. In order to ensure that all active members gain entry in the most efficient way, please have your membership card with you to present at the door and check that the card indicates your dues are paid through 12/31/16 or later. To check your membership status, click here and log in. Or call (212) 245-4802 and ask for the Membership Department to check your status and pay any back dues over the phone with a credit card. We look forward to seeing you!


Congress is in recess for the first time since Donald Trump was elected president, and your representatives and senators are back in their home districts, collecting feedback, attending meetings and waiting to hear from us. Now is the time to call your representative or visit their district office. Tell them to support the NEA, NIH and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting!

After being confirmed by the Senate on Feb. 16, Donald Trump's nominee for budget director, Mick Mulvaney, has not wasted any time identifying programs, initiatives, organizations and agencies that he plans on cutting from the United States federal budget. The proposed cuts are to programs that cost under $500 million, a drop in the bucket for a country with a budget in the range of $4 trillion, but that does not make them any less important to American communities and values, to say nothing of their symbolic importance. Here in New York, we know that Senator Gillibrand has already signed onto a letter to President Trump to support the NEA.
Join Local 802 and ask your members of Congress to defend the national arts organization that has supported our industry since 1965!

Step 1: Use this tool to find your representative
Step 2: Click here to see a suggested phone script to use on your call
Step 3: Click here to REPORT BACK to Local 802 about the conversation! 
DATE: Jazz Mentors is going on the road! We're excited to bring o ur next panel of jazz masters to the New School on March 14. Details will be posted here . (Also, the next ERF Jazz in the Afternoon event is March 23 at Local 802 . Details will be posted here .)
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