Archive for November, 2010

Vote YES

Dear Colleagues,

If you earned more than $2500 in national contracts recording (non-symphonic) last year, you are elegible to participate in an unprecedented act of union democracy. You should have recieved, or will shortly recieve, a ballot in the mail from the American Federation of Musicians, and we strongly recommend a “yes” vote. Read the rest of this entry »

RMA 2010 General Conference and Elections

The Recording Musicians Association held its General Conference on Friday and Saturday, November 5th and 6th, 2010. Our Conference was graciously hosted by Local 802 in New York City.

RMA Officers and Delegates arrived from Los Angeles, Nashville and New York, and were joined by guests from San Francisco, as well as AFM President Ray Hair, Secretary-Treasurer Sam Folio, International Vice President Bruce Fife, and Executive Officers Vince Trombetta and Tino Gagliardi, along with AFM staff including Assistant Executive Director of the EMSD Pat Variale. We were also pleased to be joined by the President of the Regional Orchestra Players’ Association (ROPA) Carla Lehmeier-Tatum, as well as SRLA rank-and-file representative Neil Stubenhaus, RMA Executive Publisher Jay Rosen, founding RMA Officer Mike Comins and RMA Election Chair Juliet Haffner. Read the rest of this entry »

Dave Pomeroy, IEB Officer and President of Local 257

TO THE RMA GENERAL CONFERENCE FROM DAVE POMEROY

To All of the Attendees of the RMA General Conference:

I wish that I could be there with you today, but I simply have too many irons in the fire in Nashville this week to get away for this important meeting. Read the rest of this entry »