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I. SPECIAL “MEMBER CALLED/CLUB 47” MEETING ON MONDAY, JANUARY 4TH
…Absolutely guaranteed anonymity – Former Musician’s Union officer
…The one voice of reason in a sea of insanity – Nashville ‘first call’
…Allows us to speak our minds without fear of reprisal – L.A. Symphonic musician
…Reporting issues the Musicians Union doesn’t dare to mention – National touring musician
I. SPECIAL “MEMBER CALLED” MEETING ON MONDAY, JANUARY 4TH
On January 4th, Monday at 7PM please be at the Local to
voice your opinion.
Please plan now to be at the special meeting called by concerned
members about the potential sale and the Local’s methods
in regards to the sale.
Concerned members called for a special meeting to
address their concerns on the building sale and the Local’s
conduit in regards to the sale.
There were three areas of concern to be considered:
1) Nullification of the Ballots and the reissue of said ballots
with a totally clear meaning, not the duplicitous ballots we
We were informed the the Local would call that Motion out
of order. Seems after some research that once ballots are
sent they cannot be recalled and must run their course.
2) The delay of the sale until members are fully informed of
all aspects of the sale. Who benefits, who get the money, who
oversees the money, etc.
3) Guarantee that all letters and comments sent to the Local
about the sale, pro and con are immediately printed on the
Local’s Website AND in the next print issue of the Overture.
We need your voice and your support!
Please be there.
My thoughts are that the local member/realtor should
donate his entire post-tax fee to a music school or
music education program. Or something similar.
It’s a blatant and offensive conflict of interest.
If you owned your house outright with property tax protection…
would you really sell and make a move that would be guaranteed
to increase your overhead because you needed repairs or a new
roof? We could have had a referendum for a loan to take on such
expenses…and not just liquidate. The Club has reported a profit
every year …you don’t see something wrong with this picture?
You would liquidate? Bankruptcy is nonsense!
As a Local 7 member, I’m pretty POed that this is the 2nd time
Local 47 has scheduled a function the same night as Local 7.
Doesn’t anybody check these things?
I just got an email from BMI where they are going to bundle
votes to send to Congress.
How difficult would it be to bundle votes which oppose issues
in the union and present them to L47. This is something both
RMALA and 47 would overly discourage . If anything just to
have on record.
This could be an opposition voice of most of the 7000
members and sent directly to the Board in future matters
from the committee.
Someone suggested voting through emails years ago and
was shot down because they didn’t want most musicians
to have a voice only the ones who controlled the work.