Archive for April, 2006

PROGRESS FOR RANK AND FILE/MORE TO DO/COMMENTS

Thursday, April 27th, 2006

Greetings Local 47 COLLEAGUES

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TITLE: BRAVO LOCAL 47 COLLEAGUES! A TRIPLE CROWN VICTORY LAST NIGHT!

Tuesday, April 25th, 2006

TITLE: BRAVO LOCAL 47 COLLEAGUES! A TRIPLE CROWN VICTORY LAST NIGHT!

Bravo to the 150+ Local 47 brothers and sisters who turned out last night at a historic Local 47 meeting! BRAVO to all those who couldn’t attend but were there in spirit!

The membership achieved a great victory at the meeting last night! Every resolution was won for the benefit of the membership by landslides!

RESOLUTION I – DEFEATED OVERWHELMINGLY! – The 1st resolution, which was designed to increase the initiation fee for new members 200% from $25 to $75 was soundly defeated with approximately 139 voting against it.

RESOLUTION II – PASSED OVERWHELMINGLY! – The 2nd resolution, which was designed to guarantee the members voice being heard whether there was a quorum at a meeting or not, won with approximately 134 votes in favor.

RESOLUTION III – PASSED OVERWHELMINGLY! – The 3rd resolution which was designed to lower the quorum from 100 to 50 won by the widest margin with approximately 142 votes for the reduction, and only 13 votes against!

BRAVO INDEED! We have gotten our voice back and now must use it!

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UPDATE ON COMMITTEE IMPERSONATOR EMAIL/DETAILS

Wednesday, April 19th, 2006

Mailing title: UPDATE ON THE DECEPTIVE EMAIL SENT TO LOCAL 47 MEMBERS

IMPORTANT UPDATE ON THE FRAUDULENT EMAIL ADDRESS and SITUATION surrounding the MAILING.

Greetings Local 47 Colleagues!,
Someone is going to great lengths to pretend to be the COMMITTEE!

This past Saturday, a mailing was sent out from an e-mail address attempting to look like the COMMITTEE FOR A MORE RESPONSIBLE LOCAL 47. The email address was a fraud. The deceptive e-mail address is COMM_RESP_47@comcast.net.

Please know that the ONLY real e-mail for the COMMITTEE is commresp47@resposible47.com. If it doesn’t end with RESPONSIBLE47.com, it is fraudulent.

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APRIL 24TH MEETING/QUORUM/FIRINGS/ADMINISTRATION ACTIONS

Friday, April 7th, 2006

Dear Local 47 Colleagues,

Plan now to attend the Monday, April 24th membership meeting at 7 pm. Please be there no later than 6:45.

There is a resolution at the meeting to LOWER the quorum back to 50. BE THERE AND MAKE IT HAPPEN! Read the details yourself on page 9 (not 13 as is printed) of the April overture.

Never before has a quorum been so crucial. This very well could be a meeting that is absolutely pivotal to our future.

Our local is under assault by the very people elected to protect it. Using a change in the quorum THEY engineered, they have be able to run unchecked for over 2 years and used that time to dismantle services and fire people vital to the freelance, live and orchestral members.

Those who ran Studio 47, The CD/Video Area and the Referral service have all been fired.

-Barbara Markey –15-year employee – CD/Video services – GONE
-Errol Henry – 9 year employee – Referral Service – GONE
-Vince Tividad –Studio 47 – GONE

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