Our union has been forwarded a copy of an agreement being distributed by the
Neshoma Orchestra for musicians to sign. We strongly urge you
not to sign that agreement. Our union alleges that Neshoma broke federal labor relations law by asking musicians to sign that agreement, which tries to circumvent our union contract.
Do not sign the Neshoma "specialist agreement"!
We have been asked why this is happening now. At this time we cannot answer this question definitively.
Please contact us immediately if you have been approached to sign this "agreement." If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact us:
Local 802 Recording Vice President
Andy Schwartz, (212) 245-4802, ext. 110
Local 802 Principal Business Representative
Pete Voccola, (212) 245-4802, ext. 141
MEET & GREET: Join
Local 802 at a reception with Upper West Side Council Member Helen Rosenthal in honor of music, musicians and the importance of arts & culture jobs in NYC. Appetizers and wine will be served. Free admission. Click here for more info and click here to RSVP.
The city's first comprehensive cultural plan, is underway and the public can vote on priorities until Wednesday, May 30. Don't miss your chance to get involved! Help ensure that our priorities are given prominent positions in the plan, and help push our leaders to develop policy and legislation to support musicians. Click here to participate.
UPCOMING EVENTS AT
* Local 802 membership meeting (June 7 @ 5 p.m.)
ERF benefit concert with Bill Warfield (June 14 @ 5 p.m.)
JAZZ MENTORS with Christian McBride and Andre Guess (June 29 @ 5 p.m.)
INSIDE BROADWAY OFFERS A 10 PERCENT DISCOUNT FOR LOCAL 802 MEMBERS
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