August 5, 2015
For all Tucson Federation of Musicians Members.
This fall, Local 33 will be holding elections for all Officers and Executive Board positions. We hope you will consider serving our union membership by running for one of the following positions: President, (salary of $250 per month), Vice President (salary of $50 per month), Secretary-Treasurer (salary of $500 per month), Executive Board (3 positions) Alternate Delegate (Western Conference)
Nominations must be submitted by October 1, 2015. The term length for all positions is two years, beginning January 1, 2016. Full duties and responsibilities for each position, as well as complete election procedures, are detailed in the Local 33 Bylaws which can be found on the Members Page. For more detailed information, and for petitions for nominations, visit the Members Page.
February 27, 2015
Pima County is deliberating whether to put a bond issue before the voters. This bond would contain sorely needed repairs, renovations and updates to the venues at the TCC complex including the Music Hall, Leo Rich Theater and the surrounding landscaping. The Music Hall improvements include new seats, projection gear, a renovated lobby and bathrooms, enhanced acoustics and a renovated backstage and on-stage area improving the functionality for performing artists and musicians. The Leo Rich improvements are of a similar scope. This bond does NOT add to the property tax.
The proposed improvements can be read HERE.
A petition to the county urging them to go ahead with the bond can be signed HERE!
You can also call your county supervisor and tell them to go ahead with the plan. Find out which district you are in HERE.
You can get the number of the Supervisor for that district HERE.
You can also contact Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild and the Tucson City Council.
Important points to make:
1. You support a November 2015 Bond Election – Let the community decide.
2. You will vote in a November 2015 Bond Election – Declaring your “yes” now is important.
3. Voice your opinion about civic funding for arts facilities.
We musicians need to come out in support of these major venue improvements. They will make life in Tucson better, Make Tucson a more attractive destination and make superior performance experiences possible for artists and patrons alike!
January 1, 2015
Read about the new rules that protect traveling musicians HERE
The AFM along with allies in Congress have made this landmark agreement possible. The AFM will be releasing a more reader usable version of these rules soon.
Some highlights include:
• Airlines are required to allow small musical instruments, such as a violin or guitar, to be carried into the cabin and stowed in approved stowage spaces, if available, and/or under the seat.
• Once safely stowed, airlines cannot require passengers to remove their instruments, even if space taken by their instrument could accommodate one or more other carry-on items.
• Airlines cannot charge an additional fee for instruments as carry-on or checked baggage other than any standard fee imposed by the carrier.
• Airlines are now required to train air crews, gate agents, counter agents and baggage personnel concerning appropriate procedures necessary to comply with all FAA musical instrument transportation policies.
Those of you interested in reading the rule can do so here: http://www.dot.gov/airconsumer/final-rule-musical-instruments.
Happy New Year!
December 6, 2014
One of our TFM Members is organizing a concert to benefit Tucson’s Community Food Bank.
I’m organizing a concert of chamber music that will benefit Joseph’s Pantry, a branch of the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona. Instead of buying tickets, audience members will be asked to bring nonperishable food items that will be donated to Joseph’s Pantry.
If you would like to donate your time to perform, please let me know. It would be great to put together a variety of pieces on the program, so if you have anything at all that you would like to play, that would be wonderful. Ensembles of up to 10 are fine, and solos are fine as well. You can play an entire work (nothing longer than 30 minutes), or just a short movement. Other than that- play anything you’d like!
The concert will be on Monday, December 15th, at 7:00pm at Grace St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. Please let me know ASAP if you’d like to perform!
I would be so grateful to have your support in this endeavor. If you don’t want to perform, it would mean a lot to have your presence in the audience and your support as I try to spread the word about this benefit concert. I will send along some pdfs with all the concerto info shortly, and if you spread the word to your friends, students, and other musicians, that would help so much.
Thank you & Happy Thanksgiving!
Contact Candy at firstname.lastname@example.org
if you would like to be involved, or bring a non-perishable food item in lieu of an admission fee if you would like to attend.
November 30, 2014
Poster Jeffery Solow 2014
Dear String Players and Musicians:
Jeffrey Solow (former ASTA National President and renowned concert cellist) will be in Tucson Monday December 8th. He will offer a cello master class at 6:00 pm and will host an open forum on the future of music and music education. This event is free and open to the public. Any music student will benefit from this forum as Mr. Solow is an incredibly inspiring and giving music advocate.
Monday, Dec. 8th
Cello Master Class: 6:00 PM
Music Advocacy Forum: 7:30 PM
UA School of Music, Room 146
Please join us for this event. Mr. Solow is an incredibly inspiring and giving music advocate. Also, there will be FREE PIZZA! This project has been made possible by a grant from the College of Fine Arts Bank One Visiting Artist Professorship Awards.
August 13, 2014
Many employees of Guitar Center are fellow musicians. Let’s help all GC workers obtain fair working conditions and terms of employment. They deserve a contract! You can read about the campaign and sign the petition HERE!
May 12, 2014
From People for Grijalva
Congressman Grijalva is a faithful supporter of unions.
For the next 2 weekends (17th-18th & 24th-25th) please join us to collect petitions supporting Raul…any help and time you can give us will be greatly appreciated, we can accommodate your schedule…here is our information for this Saturday and the following weekends:
Saturday, 9 AM-noon
(or Sunday, 4 PM)
Grijalva Campaign Head Quarters
309 E. 7th Street
March 15, 2014
We are delighted to announce that AFM Local 586 is hosting a FREE Musicians Dental Clinic! There are appointment slots available and Local 33 members have been graciously invited!
WHEN: Thursday, March 27th, 2014, 9am – 5pm.
MusiCares, in collaboration with Smiles Programs… The Mobile Dentists, will host a free dental clinic for music professionals (*see below) in the Phoenix area. Eligible patients will receive a dental exam, bitewing X-rays and a dental cleaning free of charge. (Additional services such as fillings and extractions may also be provided time permitting)
WHERE: Professional Musicians of Arizona (Phoenix), Local 586
1202 E. Oak St.
Phoenix, AZ 85006
All appointments must be scheduled in advance!
* To qualify participants must document at least five years professional music career history.
To register please visit:
* MusiCares is a non-profit providing critical assistance to music people in times of need. For further information visit musicares.org
February 21, 2014
Join the Pima Area Labor Federation and the Arizona AFL-CIO for a day of action and education to ask our lawmakers to focus on creating jobs, education and a balanced budget.
Where Arizona State Capitol, 1700 West Washington St., Phoenix
When 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Registration Begins at 9:00 am
MANDATORY RSVP’s as we will be providing lunch and materials.
Phoenix: email@example.com or (602) 631-4488
Tucson: firstname.lastname@example.org or (520)-388-4139
Bus Transportation provided from Tucson, Winslow and Flagstaff. MANDATORY RSVP’S are due by February 24, 2014
Tucson: email@example.com or (520)-388-4139
Phoenix: firstname.lastname@example.org or (602) 631-4488
Buses will also be available from IBEW 640, 5808 N. 7th St. and UA 469, 3109 N 24th St. from 9:30 to 2:30 for park and ride to alleviate parking issues at the Capitol.
February 7, 2014
CWA Local 7000 would like to invite you to our 4th Annual Celebration of International Women’s Day! It is our annual fundraiser for Eliz Glaser Pediatric Aids Foundation.
We are accepting nominations of outstanding union women for our 4th Annual Awards Celebration. This is an opportunity to celebrate the pride, strength and remarkable contributions of women leaders at all levels of union participation. We will honor each nominee and provide special awards for outstanding leadership. Limited to 3 per local.
* Nominations close February 21, 2014.
Eligible nominees include all active and retired union officials, stewards, members, and organizers in Southern Arizona. Nominees will not have to pay an admission fee. Nominations should be sent to Linda Hatfield at Linda@cwa7000.org or mailed to 877 S. Alvernon Way, Ste 100, Tucson AZ 85711. For questions, please call 520-323-0700.
Thank you for your support!
Linda Hatfield, President
Nomination Form 2014