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                                              N          E        W           S        L        E        T          T           E            R
                       Make Every Musician Benefit from Efficient Responsible Service
  Vol. 27 No. 4                                                September • October 2009                                                          New York, NY
  SOLIDARITY


    A Message to Our Inactive Members
        OCAL 802 has been the largest and best         try, have chosen to remain on 802’s rolls and,    who may be more informed and more directly



  L           known local musicians’ union in
              the world for most of its nearly 90
              years of existence. As in all unions,
              the power and credibility of Local
  802 comes from its members.
     Although the MEMBERS Party’s base sup-
  port comes from active musicians who want
                                                       through your dues and ongoing membership,
                                                       have continued to show solidarity with those
                                                       of us who need a strong Union in our musical
                                                       careers.
                                                       The 802 Elections
                                                          We have spoken to many inactive members
                                                                                                         affected by the outcome of the elections before
                                                                                                         you cast your ballot.
                                                                                                             Whatever you decide to do, we ask for your
                                                                                                         moral support. We believe that the Concerned
                                                                                                         Musicians’ administration has damaged this
                                                                                                         Local and its members through skewed prior-
                                                                                                         ities and undemocratic policies. The MEMBERS
  a better Union, we are reaching out to ALL           who tell us that they might not vote in the       Party is committed to democracy and the fair
  802 members for support, not just those who          elections because they have no direct knowl-      and equal treatment of all members.
  are presently working as musicians.                  edge of the issues or facts involved. We under-       Whomever you support in this election, and
     As Union activists, we greatly value and          stand and respect that view.                      even if you decide not to vote, we want to
  appreciate your continued involvement in this           However, as members you have the right to      offer our thanks to you for sticking with us
  Local. We honor those of you who, although           vote and, if you decide to do so, we hope you     over the years and for helping make Local 802
  no longer active in the New York music indus-        will contact any active musicians you know        the great Union that it is.                MN




                      ‘Stop the Fighting’                                                                MEMBERS Administration was not afraid of
                                                                                                         criticism, dissent or member involvement.
                                                                                                            Equally important, musicians were central


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         URING the past two years, we have             betrayed by this administration. These musi-      in the negotiation and administration of their
          reported on disagreements that have          cians have felt powerless to prevent their        contracts. Members with ideas were consulted.
          arisen between working musicians and         disenfranchisement at the hands of officers       Musicians with workplace complaints were
  the current 802 administration. More recently        who have limited understanding of the music       protected from exposure to their employers.
  we have raised our own doubts about the Con-         business and little apparent concern for the         In contrast to this, the CM administration’s
  cerned Musicians’ policies. Many 802 mem-            priorities of musicians.                          hostility to members who disagree with them
  bers have expressed their appreciation and sup-         What some see as “infighting” is actually      has been a key factor in turning simple debates
  port for our efforts in keeping them informed        the clash of two very different philosophies of   on policy issues into divisive conflicts.
  about these issues.                                  unionism within Local 802.                           This conflict is not about “us and them.” It’s
  Kiss and Make Up?                                    What Is Different?
                                                                                                         about you! Your careers and futures may be at
                                                                                                         stake in this election. And, ultimately, your
     However, others have complained to us                During the more than two decades that the      votes will decide the outcome.              MN
  about what they see as “infighting” and “feud-       MEMBERS Party was in office, political oppo-
  ing” between two factions within this Union          nents attacked the administration, members               I N        T H I S          I SS U E
  which, they fear, lessen the Union’s ability to      raised critical issues and charges were filed


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  work for all of us. Some have said, in effect,       against officers. Yet, the Union did not fall       A Message to Our Inactive Members ... 1


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  that no matter who is right, they just want the      into the fractured state which now concerns         ‘Stop the Fighting’ ............................... 1


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  fighting to stop. One writer pleaded for both        many of us. Why? What was different then?
                                                                                                           Why Us? ............................................... 2


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  sides to just “kiss and make up.”                       The answer is simple. During those years
     We apologize to those who don’t want to           the MEMBERS administration tolerated dis-           False Pretenses ................................... 2


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  hear about bylaw violations and mistreatment         sent and welcomed members’ input. It did not        MEMBERS Party Candidates.............. 3–5


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  of musicians. However, we are not raising            use Allegro to vilify those who disagreed with      October Bylaw Meeting ...................... 3


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  these issues for our own benefit, but rather in      them. When charges were filed against officers      Jobs Needed ..................................... 6
  what we see as the interests of musicians who        they were handled according to the bylaws.
                                                                                                           Where We Stand ............................... 6
  need a union that represents them.                   Officers stayed out of the process and, if a
     Virtually all of the issues that we have raised   Trial committee was elected, they heard the                     Next Issue: Your Future
  in our Newsletters and e-mails have been             charges. In short, charges and disputes did not
  brought to us by active musicians who have felt      cause the Union to fall apart because the
2                                                                                                                             MEMBERS NEWSLETTER

                                                       Our Platform for the Future

Why Us?
                                                                                                            a timely manner. Our administration will NOT
                                                          Much remains to be accomplished (or               interfere with charges against officers.
                                                       restored) in Local 802: We will re-institute             We will respect the confidentiality of mem-
                                                       several programs which came to a halt 3 years        bers who report contract violations and other


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       HE MEMBERS Party is running for office          ago: 1.) A viable organizing department: we          infractions by employers, end the use of Alle-
       because we believe that the Concerned           need to bring more work under Union contract         gro and 802 Notes for officers’ own political
       Musicians’ (CM) control of Local 802            and more nonunion members into the Local;            benefit, refrain from responding to critical let-
over the past two-and-a-half years has been            2.) Resumption of 802’s Live Music PR pro-           ters sent to Allegro (unless factual corrections
harmful to this Union and its members. Musi-           gram. We need to do all we can to promote live       are necessary) and keep any responses to fewer
cians in every field, along with their elected         music and rebuild audiences for live musi-           (not more) words than were used in the origi-
committees, have been marginalized, ignored            cians. The Local’s Live Music PR campaign            nal letter.
and alienated by this administration.                  was just getting underway when the CM                    We will do all we can to protect, rather than
   That said, there is a great deal more to cam-       administration came into office and we intend        undermine, contractual provisions for pay-
paigning than just criticizing the incumbents.         to resume it; and 3.) Strategic planning: we will    ments to musicians for the reuse and new uses
We need to tell 802 musicians why we deserve           restore the Local’s strategic planning process       of their recorded product.
                                                                                                            Musician Input and Organizing
their votes. We are asking for your vote on the        in an organized program to analyze our poli-
basis of our highly qualified candidates, our          cies and develop plans for the future of this
extensive record of accomplishments and our            Union and its members.                                  We will work with 802’s committees to
platform which we believe outlines the best               All of these programs stopped abruptly with       develop negotiating priorities which come
basis for the future of this Union.                    the election of the Concerned Musicians              from musicians rather than from their employ-
A Well-Qualified Slate
                                                       administration in 2007.                              ers. We will reach out to musicians in the pop,
                                                       Promises
                                                                                                            rock, jazz and Latin fields (among others) to
   We have assembled a team of highly                                                                       gain their insights on how Union contracts and
respected candidates with extensive back-                 We will convene membership meetings at            benefits can be filed for their work.
grounds in the music business and rank-and-            times that encourage more attendance and                We will seek the input and cooperation of
file committees. They represent a wide range           allow sufficient time to complete agendas            musicians working in the club date field with
of musical experience in theatre, concerts, club       before dinner and downbeats. We will sched-          respect to the negotiation and administration of
dates, Lincoln Center orchestras and studio            ule special meetings when urgent issues arise        the contracts under which they work and the
work. (See pages 3–5.)                                 rather than wait months to address them.             organizing of nonunion competition.
Our Accomplishments                                                                                         We Need You
                                                          We will respect this Union’s bylaws. If
                                                       charges against officers are filed and regularly
   We have many goals for 802’s future, but            scheduled meetings are more than a month or             If we are to win the election and implement
here are some of the things we have already            two away, we will schedule special meetings          our platform, we will need your moral, elec-
done: In 1983, we established the Local 802            so that members can hear and vote on them in         toral and financial support.               MN
Building Fund which led to ownership of our
own building. That same year, we locked in
subbing rights (the 50% rule) for Broadway
musicians. We unionized virtually all of Off-
Broadway. We set up the Local’s first viable
Strike Fund. We established the Local’s first
                                                       False Pretenses
Organizing Department; We negotiated

                                                       A
                                                               MEMBER recently brought our atten-              If their goal was to get money from Marx-
Union contracts, tenure and benefits for mem-                  tion to a letter posted on the Internet by   ists, perhaps it helped to claim to have been
bers of NY’s Freelance Orchestras. We insti-                   Bill Dennison and Jay Schaffner in           “red-baited.” But, it was not true. To our knowl-
tuted 802’s own payroll service, Legit Inc. We         mid-2006, before that year’s 802 election.           edge, no one at 802 has ever accused either of
promoted direct involvement of musicians and              The letter, which was sent to Marxmail.org,       these officers of being communists.
                                                                                                            According to Wikipedia:
rank-and-file committees in contract negoti-           the “Marxism Mailing List,” contains an
ations. We established the Local 802 Legal             appeal for money to cover “legal bills” Den-
Services Fund which helps bargaining units             nison and Schaffner claim to have incurred in            “Red-baiting (US): The practice of accus-
pay for outside legal counsel.                         fighting charges filed against them in 2006.         ing someone of being a communist or even a
                                                       A False Claim
                                                                                                            socialist with the intention of discrediting his
                                                                                                            political views.”
                                                          They based their plea for money on their              This letter (which is still posted on the Inter-
               N   E   W   S   L   E   T   T   E   R
                                                       claim that they were subjected to “red-baiting”      net) is the first we have heard of any Marxist
                                                       at Local 802.                                        connection for these officers and they wrote it,
          Editorial Staff: Michael Comins                 In their own words: “Not only were we             not us. It is hard to believe that they could be
                           Jack Gale                   charged with ‘subversive’ behavior for speak-        communists, given their pro-employer poli-
                           Marilyn Reynolds
                                                       ing our minds, the attacks on our views and          cies. In any case, their politics are their own
                                                       beliefs soon produced a red-baiting rumor            business and, as long as they don’t accept con-
                           Bill Rohdin                 campaign.”                                           tributions from employers of 802 members, we
    Design/Production: Grubb Graphics                     The letter was signed by Dennison and             don’t care where they get their money.
                                                       Schaffner and contained a link to the Con-               Readers who wish to see the letter in its
    MEMBERS NEWSLETTER is published four times         cerned Musicians’ Web site.                          entirety can find it on our Web site at
    per year by the MEMBERS Party, P.O. Box 1502,
    Radio City Station, New York, NY 10101-1502.
                                                          It’s not their politics we object to, but their   http://www.membersparty.com or directly
    Basic subscription rate is $10.00 per year.        publication of a dishonest statement in order        at http://archives.econ.utah.edu/archives/
                                                       to get money by lying to their friends.              marxism/2006w30/msg00339.htm.                   MN
SEPT • OCT 2009
                                            Votes                 802                                                                                  3

                             MEMBERS Party Candidates for Office
               Tino Gagliardi, President                                       John O’Connor, Recording Vice President
                         Tino Gagliardi was educated at The University                                   John O’Connor began his involvement in the
                      of Hartford, Hartt School of Music, where he did                                labor movement right out of high school when he
                      both his undergraduate and graduate work.                                       went to work in the factories of Waterloo, Iowa. An
                         He has worked as a trumpet player in NY’s con-                               interest in folk music and Woody Guthrie led to a
                      cert, club date and recording fields and on Broad-                              30-year career as a guitarist and folk singer and
                      way where his work is now concentrated. He has                                  a cultural educator, performing in concerts, cof-
                      played 10 Broadway shows over the past twenty                                   feehouses, schools and colleges, union education
                      years and has subbed on many others.                                            programs and political action events.
                         His work on Broadway led to membership on the                                   At the age of 22 he served on the Black Hawk
Theatre Committee, where he was elected to serve on the 2003 nego-             County Labor Council and organized unemployed workers to lobby for
tiating committee and again in 2007 as chair of the committee. He was          jobs in the recession years of the early ’70s. In 1975 he was elected vice
one of the authors of the Theatre Committee bylaws and of the Com-             president of Local 12, AFSCME employees at the University of Iowa.
mercial Off-Broadway Area Standards boilerplate contract language.                 In 1984, John was instrumental in bringing together musicians from
He is currently Theatre Committee chair and secretary of RMA/NY.               the folk circuit to form the New Deal Committee, which organized
    In 2003, Tino was elected to the Local 802 Executive Board where he        nonunion folk musicians into the AFM and lobbied for the right to form
served on the Public Relations, Anne Walker Scholarship Fund, Emer-            their own non-geographical local. This goal was realized in 1993 with
gency Relief Fund, and Financial Oversight Committees. He partici-             the chartering of Local 1000. Musicians across the U.S. and Canada
pated in the Cornell University’s School for Industrial and Labor Relations    who had not dreamed of being part of the AFM began joining Local
certificate program and was involved in contract negotiations for the          1000 to work for unity and pension benefits. He served as Local
Roundabout Theatre and Manhattan Theatre Club agreements where                 1000’s first president and is currently secretary-treasurer.
substantial gains were made in both wages and pension contributions.               In 1996 John came to Local 802 as an organizer and the Local’s
    Tino has been a panelist on many Special Situations hearings and           first jazz representative. He facilitated several creative agreements that
authored language for a new schedule of 802’s Limited Pressing                 brought jazz musicians health and pension benefits. One of these
Agreement which established improved working conditions for musi-              agreements was the first-ever collective bargaining agreement for a
cians who record Off-Broadway cast albums by integrating key stan-             touring big band, the Count Basie Orchestra.
dards of the AFM Phono Agreement.                                                  John believes that the same inspiration and perspiration that forged
    He is proud of the 2006 “When the Grinch Stole Christmas” Broad-           new ground for folk musicians in the AFM can be put to work on a larger
way agreement in which he was a key negotiator. Tino saw this nego-            scale to bring Union coverage to musicians in New York who have pre-
tiation, in which the musicians were consulted and fully integrated into       viously been left out of the fold, such as those in the jazz, Latin and
every stage of the process, as a model for representative negotiation.         pop fields. As he puts it, “A stronger, wider and deeper union works
    This dedication to respect for musicians, trust in their judgment and      for everybody, from defending standards in the established bargain-
commitment to their best interests will be the hallmark of a Tino              ing units to organizing in new and untouched fields. This is the crucible
Gagliardi presidency.                                                          of the 21st century musicians Union.”


                                                                                                         the amendment of any existing bylaws which
October Bylaw Meeting                                                                                    conflict with their new bylaw. A dangerous
                                                                                                         clause in our view. Who does the amending?


A
         VERY important 802 bylaw meeting is        members from holding Union staff jobs while             It might be reasonable to propose the imme-
         scheduled for 3 PM on Tuesday, Octo-       in office. Now, only 3 months later, CM sup-         diate reversal of a bylaw which had been
         ber 20 at St. Malachy’s Church.            porters have submitted a new bylaw proposal.         adopted by only the Executive Board or a very
   After the historic turnout of over 400 musi-     They call it a “member equality” bylaw but it        small turnout. But the June bylaw was passed,
cians at the June 10 meeting, many suspect          is actually a thinly disguised attempt to over-      by a members vote of 182 to 132, at the best
that fear of another large turnout prompted the     turn the June bylaw. Apparently, they hope to        attended 802 meeting in 25 years.
Concerned Musicians’ (CM) administration to         muster their supporters but fear that, if there is      Coming into New York City for a 3 PM
schedule the October meeting on a Tuesday at        another large turnout of unbiased members,           meeting on a Tuesday is onerous and expen-
3 PM. They know many Lincoln Center musi-           they won’t be able to overturn the mandate of        sive for many—no doubt the very reason the
cians have rehearsals on Tuesdays and that          the June meeting.                                    meeting was scheduled for that time. But, bite
quorums are far more likely on Wednesdays,             The CM resolution would eliminate all             the bullet and be there! Lets hope we can elect
with 300 to 400 musicians already in midtown.       bylaw restrictions on who can run for and hold       a pro-musician administration on December 1
   What is the CM afraid of? At the June meet-      802 office except for employers, contractors         that will not resort to such manipulation of
ing a bylaw was passed prohibiting 802 Board        and employer representatives. It also calls for      members.                                   MN


                                                We Can’t Do It Without You
      This year’s election is important to us and we hope it is to you, too. If you agree that our vision for 802 and our commitment to union
  democracy is preferable to the Concerned Musicians’ record in these areas, we hope you will vote for us on December 1.
      However, this election won’t be decided entirely by you and others who know the candidates and their records. To win we must reach
  out to the many 802 members who know nothing about the incumbents except what they read in Allegro.
      As working musicians like you, we need help to cover printing & postage costs for mailings to 802’s nearly 9,000 members. Please con-
  tribute what you can by check to: MEMBERS Party, Box 1502 Radio City Station NY, NY 10101 or by PayPal: a clickable link on our Web site.
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                                     Votes             MEMBERS NEWSLETTER
                                                              802

                   MEMBERS Party Executive Board Candidates
                John A. Babich, bass           An 802 member since 1976, John has worked in every area of the music business including clas-
                sical, Broadway, recording, club dates, jazz, rock and chamber music as well as in music education. A graduate of the NYC HS
                of the Performing Arts and Queens College (CUNY), he has a BM Degree in Performance and Education. He is a fluent per-
                former in virtually every musical style and genre. A longtime Union activist, John has served on the Coordinating Advisory Com-
                mittee, Trial Board and Executive Board of Local 802. He has participated in the negotiation of many contracts, and currently
                serves on the American Symphony Orchestra Committee and as chair of the Long Island Philharmonic Orchestra Committee.

Bud earned a BM in Orchestral Trumpet from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory and an MM in       Bud Burridge, trumpet
Jazz Pedagogy at the University of Miami. A New Yorker since 1982, Bud has played over 20 Broadway shows and countless
concerts in various genres. For many years, he played and composed for the Burridge/Palermo Sextet and the Bud Burridge
Quartet. He has performed on numerous jingles, movie recordings and albums. Other endeavors include teaching, serving 18
years with the Radio City Music Hall Orchestra and performing with many freelance orchestras. He has served on the Broadway
Theatre Committee and the Radio City Orchestra Committee. He has been a member of the 802 Executive Board since 2007.

                Bettina Covo, organ/harpsichord With a MM in harpsichord from the Juilliard School, Bettina has performed interna-
                tionally as a harpsichordist and organist. She’s played the downtown clubs with her 7-piece electric band Chromatica and as a
                singer/songwriter performing her original songs from her CD “Out of the Shadows.” She has composed for both theater and film.
                Bettina has had extensive experience at 802 as a Broadway Rep and in the music prep department from which she gained knowl-
                edge of the inner workings of many departments at 802. She wants to see 802 returned to its members and hopes, that under
                new leadership, “We can actively seek creative ways to reach the many musicians that need this Union.”

Pat has degrees in performance from Univ. of Texas (BM) and Univ. Of Wisconsin (MM).   Patricia (Pat) Dougherty, bass
In addition, she has a diploma in Financial Planning from NYU, School of Continuing Education and is a Certified Financial
Planner. Since coming to NY after 10 years with the Indianapolis Symphony, she has performed with the Metropolitan Opera,
American Ballet Theatre, Long Island Philharmonic, American Symphony, NYC Opera and NYC Ballet. Recording experience
includes opera CDs with the Metropolitan Opera, jingles and movie soundtracks. Her orchestra committee experience includes
negotiations for the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra Associates, Chautauqua Symphony and the Indianapolis Symphony.

                Martha Hyde, woodwinds               Martha Hyde is a woodwind doubler, teacher, mother of two, member of the AFM since 1977,
                and a member of Local 802 since 1981. She worked extensively in the Latin and club date fields in the 1980s as well as in the
                Catskills and regional theatres. She has subbed in over 50 Broadway shows, held chairs in four, and does extensive subbing
                at Radio City Music Hall. In the ’80s, she was active in the 802 Women’s Caucus and in the ’90s, the Club Date Committee. Her
                health care activism led to an appointment in 1993 to the 802 Health Fund Board of Trustees where she remains. She has been
                a Theatre Committee delegate for a year and a half and served on the Negotiating Committee for the recent Media Agreement.

Gail Kruvand is assistant principal bass of the New York City Opera Orchestra and a member of the       Gail Kruvand, bass
American Composers Orchestra, Riverside Symphony and Brooklyn Philharmonic. A member of Local 802 since 1979, she has
performed on numerous motion picture soundtracks, recording dates and other studio sessions. In addition to serving as com-
mittee chairperson of the NY City Opera Orchestra for the past two negotiations, Gail is also a member of the CAC (Coordinat-
ing Advisory Committee) at Local 802 and is the current treasurer of the NY chapter of the The Recording Musicians Association.
She also serves as delegate to the United Nations representing the National Federation of Music Clubs.

                Tom Olcott, trombone            I am proud to be a MEMBERS Party candidate for 1.) Local 802 Executive Board; 2.) AFM Conven-
                tion Delegate; and 3.) NY Central Labor Council Representative. I hold degrees from Yale, Juilliard and Cardozo School of Law. I
                am a trombonist, performing with the ABT, Radio City and Long Island Philharmonic Orchestras and many other organizations. I
                am also an attorney, licensed in NY and NJ, with considerable negotiation experience. Local 802 must re-affirm its commitment to
                union democracy and its members in a complex, changing world. Our current administration has lost sight of those basic democ-
                ratic values. An independent Executive Board embodying wide experience will best express 802’s powerful collective voice.

Andy has been a member of 802 for 37 years. He has extensive experience on Broadway, includ-        Andy Schwartz, guitar
ing Dreamgirls, Evita, Crazy For You, and the Light in the Piazza and is currently onstage at Hair. He toured for 18 years with
R’n’B stars Ashford & Simpson and has been a busy freelance and recording musician. He currently serves on 802’s Executive
Board, the Board of Directors of the RMA/NY, and previously served two terms on the Trial Board. Andy received his Music Busi-
ness MA from NYU in 2003 and spent five years at Sony Music where he held the title of Associate Director, A&R Administration
at Sony Classical. He teaches music business courses at NJCU and manages upcoming artists.

                Clint Sharman, trombone             An 802 member for 35 years, Clint has performed as a freelance studio musician recording
                radio/television commercials, albums, and television shows. He has been a member of twelve Broadway orchestras and a The-
                atre Committee delegate on several of them. He has played, toured, and/or recorded with Liza Minnelli (25 years), Frank Sinatra
                (3 years), Sarah Vaughn, Ella Fitzgerald and many others. As a trombone soloist, lecturer and clinician, he has appeared at many
                colleges and universities. “My vision for the future of Local 802 is the MEMBERS Party and an Executive Board that will return
                accountability to the members of Local 802— an Executive Board of the musicians, by the musicians, and for the musicians.”
SEPT • OCT 2009
                                        Votes                 802                                                                              5

                        MEMBERS Party Trial Board Candidates
                Roger Blanc, guitar/music prep              Currently a member of the Trial Board, I have been an 802 member and worked music
                prep since the mid-1980s. My work has included feature films (Untouchables, You’ve Got Mail, An Interview With The Vampire),
                live/television (Saturday Night Live, 2006 Super Bowl, 2004 Democratic National Convention), recordings (Paul Simon, Melissa
                Errico, many others) and jingles (GE, many others). I am currently president of the NY chapter of the Recording Musicians Asso-
                ciation (RMA) and I have served on boards of the RMA locally and nationally over the past fifteen years. I have participated in
                negotiations for the AFM Jingle, Sound Recording and TV/Videotape Agreements.

Sara Cutler is chair of the New York City Ballet Orchestra Committee on which she has served since    Sara Cutler, harp
2003. A graduate of Yale, she is also a member of the American Symphony Orchestra and a faculty member of Brooklyn Col-
lege and the Bard College Conservatory. She often performs with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s and has been a soloist with both
that orchestra and the American Symphony, among others. Before becoming tenured at City Ballet and ASO, she subbed at
over two dozen Broadway shows and with the Metropolitan Opera and freelanced around New York in all forms of music. She
has done many jingles, film dates and chamber music recordings.

                Anthony (Tony) Gorruso, trumpet                 As a 25 year member of Local 802, I have worked in virtually every field of music
                under many Union contracts. I have played trust fund gigs, club dates, jingles, motion pictures, and have been a regular orches-
                tra member of four Broadway shows. I have been a Broadway Theatre Committee delegate, alternate, or substitute delegate at
                three of my previous shows over the last 20 years including Miss Saigon, 42nd Street & most recently Spamalot. My experience
                on the Broadway Theatre Committee has led me to seek impartial, reasonable and sensible solutions to some of the Unions’ most
                difficult issues. I believe these values are necessary for Union officers and particularly for Trial Board.

Eugene Moye has been ranked as “one of the foremost cellists of his generation” by The NY Times.       Eugene Moye, cello
He is the premiere cellist on the NY classical music freelance scene. Principal cellist of American Symphony Orchestra, Amer-
ican Composers Orchestra, Opera Orchestra of New York and Westchester Philharmonic, he is also prominent in the chamber
music field. He is a longtime member of the NYC Ballet Orchestra, and has premiered cello concertos with the NY Philharmonic,
American Composers Orchestra and American Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Moye has been an advocate for all musicians and he
has been a member of the committees and contract negotiating teams for virtually every group of which he is a member.

                Marilyn Reynolds, violin         Marilyn Reynolds is a highly respected concert and Broadway violinist. She is a member of the
                Orchestra of St. Luke’s, with whom she has performed, recorded, and toured to Spain, Japan, the United States and Canada.
                She has been concertmaster of countless Broadway shows, most recently Gypsy, starring Patti Lupone, and Irving Berlin’s White
                Christmas. Marilyn has been active with the MEMBERS party since the early 1980s. She has been both an Executive and Trial
                Board member in past administrations and is currently serving on the Trial Board. She has also frequently served as a Theatre
                Committee delegate over the years, and is its representative to the 802’s Coordinating Advisory Committee.

A keyboard player on Broadway for nearly 20 years, I have worked and subbed at              Madelyn Rubinstein, keyboard
Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, Legally Blonde and many others. I was theatre rep at Beauty for the last several years of
the run and, sInce then, I have continued as a voting member of the Theatre Committee. My experience on the 2006 Broadway
Negotiating Committee opened my eyes to the politics of the Union and the administration’s lack of respect for its members. I
am running for Trial Board so that when a trial issue arises, I can bring common sense, non-spin resolutions to Union problems.
Musicians’ needs and goals, not the interests of our elected officials, must be the first priority of our Union.

                Steve Shulman, trombone             A member of Local 802 for 30 years, Steve has been an active freelancer in symphonic, opera,
                chamber music, big band, and Broadway settings. He is in the sub-pool for the Radio City Music Hall “Christmas Spectacular.”
                He holds positions in the New Philharmonic of New Jersey (since 1996), NY Gilbert & Sullivan Players (since 1988) and Green-
                wich Symphony (since 1981). He has ten years of orchestra committee experience. “I believe I can serve on the Trial Board with
                an analytical and impartial approach essential for 802 musicians who expect and deserve nothing less. I stand with the MEM-
                BERS Party as the party with the integrity and vision to serve 802 members and guide it to a better future!”

We need leaders who are in tune with musicians. Political schism tears us apart.                Bob Suttmann, trombone
Globalization and electronic media continue to affect our negotiating power. We’ve given away too much with the recently nego-
tiated media agreement. All despite the fact we have a membership of high intelligence, passion, dedication and solidarity:
ingredients of strength at the negotiating table, not weakness. A Union member since 1982, I have worked in many areas of
the industry. I’ve subbed on nearly 50 Broadway shows, helped negotiate the first CBA with “Big Apple Circus” in 2004 and
worked with a large number of club date offices, as well as with Latin bands.

                Dan Willis, woodwinds           A member of local 802 for the past 17 years, I have performed as a reed doubler in a wide spec-
                trum of music scenes from recordings (classical to hip-hop), jingles, TV and film soundtracks and 13 Broadway shows, to the
                NY Philharmonic, Jazz at Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra and the NY Pops. For the past two years, I have served as a Broad-
                way Theatre Committee delegate. While serving on the Negotiating Committee for Legally Blonde –MTV, I was witness to how
                our current administration disregards the concerns of musicians. As a Union official, I will bring my professional experience
                as a working musician, not as a politician. I believe that the M EMBERS Party has the better plan for our future.
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                                                      PR Campaign Halted

Jobs Needed                                              After the Concerned Musicians took office
                                                      in 2007, the live music PR campaign stopped!
                                                                                                          The ‘Resurrected’
                                                      The CM’s only expenditure from the PR bud-
                                                                                                               Bylaw
E
        VEN before the financial meltdown, the        get was made in October of 2007 when the


                                                                                                         T
        music business had been in a 30-year          administration spent $39,000 on an ad in the               HE CM has further improved their
        decline. Although Local 802 can nego-         Radio City Christmas Spectacular 75th                      chances of a low turnout for the Octo-
tiate fair contracts for musicians, it can't create   Anniversary Journal. The ad congratulated                  ber meeting by removing David Finck’s
jobs. A major problem for many 802 members            Radio City for its dedication to live music just   charges against officers from its agenda, pur-
is more basic than negotiations and contracts:        2 years after they replaced the orchestra with     suant to their hurried implementation of a
it is getting a job in the first place!               a recording during a disastrous lockout.           24-year-old unpublished bylaw they have
    Key problems are: smaller show orchestras,           The M EMBERS Party is committed to              recently “discovered.” This bylaw takes the
synthesizers replacing live musicians, disk           resumption of a comprehensive media cam-           adjudication of charges out of the hands of
jockeys providing recorded music for social           paign to promote public appreciation and           802 musicians and assigns it to an AAA arbi-
events, self-contained recording groups, in-          support for live music in New York City. Audi-     trator (at a cost of over $3,000).
house jingle production and the elimination of        ences are an essential component of the music          The bylaw was never added to 802’s master
live music in hotels, clubs and other venues.         business and we need to reach out to them to       bylaw archive nor was it ever printed in the
Wage Freezes?
                                                      rekindle audience demand for live music and        Local’s “Constitution and Bylaws” book. We
                                                      live musicians.                                    believe that, after a quarter of a century of
   What can the Union do? The answer is not              Another priority is expansion of Local 802's    being totally unknown to any 802 member
in the present administration's emphasis on           job referral service. This service should be       (including the officers who apparently adopted
wage freezes, and cutting new-use and “back-          developed and advertised to encourage its use      it in 1985), the validity of this secret bylaw
end” payments. Although a union cannot                by individuals and organizations looking for       should be decided by 802’s members at a duly
“create” jobs, it can reach out to promote            musicians, bands and chamber groups. MN            convened meeting.                          MN
awareness and appreciation of live music.
   In 2003, an 802 bylaw was adopted which
raised work dues in order to provide funds for
two purposes: 1.) to help the Union balance its
                                                                              Where We Stand
budget, and 2.) to develop a Live Music Pub-                                                                We believe that rank-and-file committees

                                                       W
                                                                  E believe Local 802 needs the
lic Relations campaign.                                           guidance of its members who are        are the essential link between musicians and
   Passing the bylaw required the support of                      working in the music business.         Union officers.
musicians in many fields. It earmarked over                We believe that our officers owe musi-           We believe that this Union needs the lead-
$300,000 per year (0.5% of work dues) for               cians faithful representation, responsible       ership and guidance of officers who know
promoting live music. Initiatives planned               service and honest leadership.                   the music business from direct experience.
included radio and print ads and public events             We believe that it is inappropriate for          We believe that we must help musicians
designed to raise public appreciation for live          Union officers to make private agreements        in all fields and industries to realize their kin-
music. It was inspired by the success of 802’s          with employers without the knowledge of          ship and shared interests.
Broadway PR campaign in 2003 which pro-                 the musicians involved.                             We believe that the music business is in
duced wide support from the public and other               We believe Union officers owe musicians       jeopardy and that it will require the knowl-
theatrical unions for our fight to prevent the          their respect and impartiality whether or not    edge, experience and creativity of all of us
“virtual orchestra” from replacing live musi-           they have their political support.               to navigate the difficult waters ahead.
cians on Broadway.




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    For an absentee ballot,
    send a signed request by October 15
    to the “Recording Vice President’s Office,
    Local 802, 322 W. 48th Street, NY, NY 10036”
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