NO QUORUM / NCCMP UNDERMINING ACT? / EVENTS

 

1/26/18

I. NO QUORUM FOR LOCAL 47 MEETING
II. NCCMP Tries to Undermine Butch Lewis Act
III. EVENTS

…Absolutely guaranteed anonymity – Former Musician’s Union officer

…The one voice of reason in a sea of insanity – Nashville ‘first call’
scoring musician
…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

 

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I. NO QUOROM FOR LOCAL 47 MEETING

BIG take away from the “no quorum” meeting….Local 47/Club
is looking for funding from  the most wealthy members for
“naming rights” to our yet to be built auditorium.
(Names floated….Quincy Jones, Burt Bacharach , and as
one member opined …. “must consider John Williams”).

VP Baptist was very clear that the City of Burbank will
not let the project be called “an auditorium” …only to
be permitted and called a “multi-purpose room” during
construction.

A question from a member asked how much does
the Local…(speaker did not identify the Musician’s
Club) anticipate allocating for it…?  Ans: 1 million.

So much for the sales pitch that the 47/Club would
have 9-11 million for an endowment after offloading
Vine Street. Our long term investment dollars are
about 4.5 million.  It would be nice to know if the
investment income will close the gap between
what the Union can pay and the actual cost to
maintain the new property.

 

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II. NCCMP TRIES TO UNDERMINE BUTCH LEWIS ACT

MPS Signs on with Coalition of Unions
As many of you know, lawmakers in Washington
are responding to our pension crisis. In early
November 2017, the Butch Lewis Act was
introduced in Congress by Senator Sherrod
Brown. The proposed law would guarantee that
all plan participants receive 100% of their
promised pension benefit. It is the only plan
that preserves 100% of our hard-earned
pension benefits.

For the last few months MPS has been in
frequent contact with lawmakers across
the country asking for the “Butch Lewis
Act of 2017” to be a top legislative priority
and to be included as part of the upcoming
omnibus spending bill.

While we have made progress and gained
considerable support for this legislation,
other forces in Washington are currently
trying to undermine the Butch Lewis Act.
The main opposition is a proposal called the
Grow Act.  This proposal would deny AFM-
EPF access to the federal loan program
and instead would compel cuts to our
accrued pension benefits.

The main sponsor of the Grow Act is the
NCCMP (the National Coordinating Council
on Multiemployer Pension Plans), which
is a Washington lobbying group that in
2014 drafted MPRA, the law that allows
our pensions to be cut. MPS has previously
pointed out the strong ties between our
AFM-EPF trustees and the NCCMP.
(See prior post here.) Unfortunately, our
trustees continue to support the NCCMP
by paying dues, by serving on their board
and by being actively involved with that
organization.

Musicians for Pension Security has recently
joined AARP, the International Association
of Machinists and Aerospace Workers,
the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers,
the National United Committee to Protect
Pensions, the National Retirees Legislative
Network, the Pension Rights Center, the
United Steelworkers, and the Western
Conference of Teamsters to oppose the
NCCMP in its effort to subvert the Butch
Lewis Act. See the joint statement here.

We call on the trustees of AFM-EPF to
immediately show their support by joining
this coalition and publicly rejecting the
NCCMP’s Grow Act.

AFM-EPF trustees say they support the
Butch Lewis Act. However, it is impossible
to wholeheartedly support it without
disavowing the NCCMP’s proposal.  By
immediately joining MPS and many other
unions by signing onto the coalition
statement and rejecting NCCMP’s proposal,
our trustees have an opportunity to show
plan participants that they are 100% behind
the Butch Lewis Act. They will also show us
that they will no longer allow the NCCMP
to call the shots for the AFM-EPF.

 

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III. EVENTS

DEAN AND RICHARD
are now at Culver City Elks the first 
Friday of 
every month.
7:30pm-10:30pm,
11160 Washington Pl.
Culver City, 90232
310-839-8891

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2/1/18

DeLuna, Marder & Kronstadt
Upstairs at Vitello’s
Thursday, February 1 at 8 PM – 11 PM
4349 Tujunga Ave, Studio City, California 91604

Three Singers, Songwriters, and Arrangers perform
their Original Music. Jazz/Brazilian/Groove/Pop…
backed by an All-Star Band.

Featuring

Rich Ruttenberg on piano,
Edwin Livingston on bass,
Joel Taylor on drums,
Brian Swartz on trumpet,
Bob Sheppard on sax,
Peter Kent and Rocio Marron on violin,
Rodney Wirtz on viola,
and Peggy Baldwin on cello.

Tickets: $20 for General Admission// $40 for VIP Seating

A minimum of two items ($20.00) is required per person
while occupying a table. If the minimum is not met the
difference will be charged. – Free dessert with your
purchase of a VIP ticket. $10

TICKET PRICE INCREASE DAY OF SHOW.
GET YOUR TICKETS NOW!

 

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2/6/19

Tuesday, February 6, 7:30 pm
USC Newman Recital Hall (AHF)
USC Thornton Faculty Recital with
bassoonist JUDITH FARMER and
cellist ANDREW SHULMAN

Program:
Gernot Wolfgang – ROAD SIGNS (world premiere)
Judith Farmer – bassoon
Nic Gerpe – piano

Frank Bridge – CELLO SONATA, H.125
Andrew Shulman – cello
Jeffrey Kahane – piano

INTERMISSION

Gernot Wolfgang – WINDOWS
Edgar Lopez – clarinet
Judith Farmer – bassoon
Nadia Shpachenko – piano

Benjamin Britten – CELLO SONATA, Op.65
Andrew Shulman – cello
Jeffrey Kahane – piano

FREE ADMISSION

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2/7/18

Brendan White- Piano & Jacqueline Suzuki- Violin at [email protected]
· Hosted by Maksim Velichkin and Jacqueline Suzuki

 

Wednesday, February 7 at 8 PM – 9:30 PM

MiMoDa Studio
5774 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90019

 

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2/10-11/18

RIVERSIDE PHILHARMONIC

“Animatus Eventus”
Saturday, February 10, 2018 @ 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, February 11, 2018 @ 2:00 p.m.
Music to entertain the young and the young
at heart, with a unique concert celebrating the
music of cartoons including “Alice’s Wonderland,”
“Felix goes to Hollywood,” and others, composed
by some of Hollywood’s top cartoon composers,
like Mark Watters and Charles Fernandez.

Plus: Animatus Eventus (Cartoon Suite), a three
movement symphonic work by Charles Fernandez
based on original material with nods to cartoons
from the last 80 years, including classic cartoon
footage shown on a large screen.
Email – [email protected]
Phone – 951-787-0251
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2/11/18
LOS ANGELES SYMPHONIC WINDS
Steve Piazza, Director
Subscription Concert 4 – Valentine Concert
Sunday February 11, 2018 at 2:30 pm
Calabasas High School Performing Arts Education Center
22855 Mulholland Hwy, Calabasas, CA 91302

Valentines Concert featuring music of some of
history’s greatest pairs of lovers including
Romeo and Juliet and Tristan and Isolde.

 

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UNTIL NEXT TIME,

THE COMMITTEE FOR A MORE RESPONSIBLE LOCAL 47

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