Official Publication of the Federation of Musicians – Local 5, AFM, AFL-CIO

Volume 80 Number 1 Keynote Q1, 2017

Member Newsline, pages 12–14

President Troia, Sec-Treas. Ayoub scheduled for Union Members Radio, 7 pm WDTK 101.5 FM, 1400 AM, Sunday, February 26.

Home of the Pros

New Members, pages 19–20 March Membership Meeting Special Features in This Issue • Voting on 2 resolutions for the • 30/50-Year Party+ info presented in purpose of potentially avoiding election “WindWords,” page 4 expense for Local 5 in the future • New Local 5 Live Engagement Price • Refreshments to refresh the body List, pages 6-7 • Socializing to nurture the soul • All about the 2 proposed resolutions Monday, march 20, 7 pm to be voted on at the March 20 Membership Meeting, page 8 Local 5 Hospitality Room

Keynote 1st Quarter 2017 LIVE Links to What’s in This Issue

The Music Stand ...... 1 Get Local 5 Gear ...... 17 WindWords ...... 3 DFM Referral Gigs ...... 18 30/50-Year+ Party Details ...... 4 Comedy Corner ...... 18 New Live Engagement Price List . . . . 6–7 Local 5 Support Line ...... 18 Local 5 Resolutions to Consider . . . . 8. Welcome, New Members . . . . . 19–20 30/50-Year+ Party Sponsorship . . . . . 10 Member Directory Info ...... 21 Detroit Musicians Fund ...... 10 Executive Board Minutes ...... 22–26 Member Newsline ...... 12–14 Solidarity and Peace? ...... 27 TEMPO Contributions ...... 16 Closing Chord ...... 29 About eBilling Notification ...... 16 Leo Harrison Remembrance ...... 30 Preparing for Tax Time ...... 16 Membership Survey ...... 30

Calendar of Local 5 Events Our Advertisers Local 5 Office Closings • Monday, Feb. 20: Presidents’ Day These fine folks helped bring you this issue • Friday, April 14: Spring holiday of Keynote . Your support will assure their March 20, Monday continued advertising . Local 5 March Membership meeting (details above) Al McKenzie’s Love a Musician . . . 15. April 3, Monday Bugs Beddow ...... 16 Due date for 2nd quarter dues Detroit Musicians Fund ...... 11 April 17, Monday Johnny Rodriguez ...... 17 Closing deadline for 2nd quarter Keynote materials WSU Music Department ...... 9 May1, Monday Deadline for 30/50-Year Party+ reservations May 15, Monday 30/50-Year Party+ at Club Venetian, noon–3 pm The Music Stand by George Troia, Jr. Local 5 “You Can Help Yourself, President But Don’t Take Too Much”

“… You can help yourself, but don’t take too much Mama may have, Papa may have But God bless the child that’s got his own That’s got his own.” —Billie Holiday/Arthur Herzog Jr. appy 2017! And as you can see, songs are still bounc- Hing around in my head until they find their way to my heart. This one did many years ago, when I first heard it performed by the band Blood Sweat and Tears at the U of D Field House in 1968. I remember hearing this version of the Billie Holiday classic sung by the Canadian singer David Clayton Thomas. Little did I realize I would be playing this very arrangement behind him on many occasions in Southern California some five years later. I had heard of an open audition at a rehearsal hall on Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood, went down there, waited in line listening to a young Michael Jackson in the next room preparing for a tour, went in and won the job. I en- joyed working for the company, DCT Productions, as long as it lasted, and felt blessed to have the work, which was filed At the TubaChristmas event at Central Methodist Church, through AFM 47 – and it was fair, but not “too much.” President George Troia (right) was joined by Local 5 mem- In this installment of “The Music Stand,” I will tell you ber Dennis Nulty of the DSO and student Tyler Schreiber, who also doubled as Santa Claus . about how we started the year with the ratification of a new contract, inform you about the contract negotiations com- prompted the management to ask the musicians to meet ing up this year, reflect on losing too many dear friends and early. We started meeting in mid-November and continued fine musicians and lastly, a few thoughts on the new POTUS. until mid-December, when we reached a tentative agree- ment. The contract will raise base pay from the current DSO Reaches New Agreement Again – $91,259 to $98,824 (the latter figure includes a 10-week sti- Well Ahead of Schedule pend that begins this September. DSO members up to 2008 As announced on January 10, 2017, the musicians of the are covered by the DSO pension plan and the AFM-EPF. Detroit Symphony Orchestra had ratified a new agreement New members, from 2008 to present, have a 403b for which the previous day. The new agreement is for three years we were able to get 3.5% raise in year 2 and a 4% raise in starting on September 1, 2017, and in effect until Septem- year 3. Members from 2008 are also in the AFM-EPF, which ber 5, 2020. will continue. There were other increases in various services, As many of you are probably aware, the DSO will be such as coaching fees and seniority pay. touring in China and Japan this summer, which may have continued on page 2 Keynote u 1st Quarter 2017 u 1 The Music Stand, continued from page 1

Keynote We would like to thank all involved par with each other as well as the na- Editor for a very productive and hospitable tional trend for touring shows – “You George Troia, Jr . negotiation, including DSO Negoti- can help yourself, but don’t take too much.” Managing Editor ating Committee: Karl Pituch, Chair, Susan Barna Ayoub Dave Everson, Haden McKay, Peter Day is Done… Graphic Designer McCaffrey, Robert Stiles, and Kevin Too much or too many times since Virginia L . Hunt Case, attorney; DSO Management: our last Keynote, I have had to listen to Produced via Anne Parsons, President & CEO; the somber tones of taps. We lost sev- Adobe Acrobat Pro Mark Davidoff, DSO Board Chair- eral of our members and friends over Published by man; Linda Lutz, Vice President and the past holiday season. Detroit Federation of Musicians CFO; Erik Ronmark, Vice President Glenn M. Andersen passed on No- Local 5, and General Manager; Glenda Price, vember 27, 2016, from an apparent American Federation of Musicians Board Vice-Chair; and Bernard Rob- heart attack days after his 64th birthday Keynote Ad Rates ertson, DSO Executive Board. (see photo on page 5). Our friendship Full page $225 .00 went back to Wayne State Summer 2/3 page $155 .00 Contracts in the Queue Band,1966, under Dr. Harry Begian. It 1/2 page $120 .00 There are three other major contracts was there that we would catch the ear 1/3 page $80 .00 1/4 page $60 .00 that expire on August 31, 2017, that of Harold Arnoldi, who would recruit 1/6 page $40 .00 we will be forming committees for us into the Cass Tech Music Depart- 1/8 page $30 .00 and beginning preparations. These ment. We would remain friends until 25% discount to members include the Community Orchestra his departure, performing together in All ads must be Master Agreement, which is used by pit orchestras and even until this past union compliant. following orchestras: the Dearborn November with the Phil- Call for rate card and full details . Symphony Orchestra, the Grosse harmonic. Materials deadlines: January 15, Pointe Symphony Orchestra, the Livo- A sincere thanks to trombonists April 15, July 15, October 15 nia Symphony Orchestra, the Michi- Brooks Barnes, Doug Blackwell, Greg gan Philharmonic, the Motor City Near, Dave Horger and Mike Pashenee LOCAL 5 Committees Symphony and the Redford Civic for performing at the funeral service. DSO Orchestra Committee: Symphony. His students, many now in college, Robert Stiles (chair), Joseph Beck- Of note, the Southern Great Lakes gathered at his studio on December 30 er, Monica Fosnaugh (ICSOM), Symphony was a signatory in 2014 to perform many of his arrangements Bryan Kennedy, Sharon Sparrow, but has not produced any concerts in his honor. He had set this date prior Kenneth Thompkins for the term of the agreement. Also to his death, calling it a Holiday Honk. Local 5 Development Commit- to be noted, former Local 5 member, We also lost 70-year DFM members tee: George Troia, Susan Barna the late Gary Caperton who passed Leo G. Harrison, who died on Decem- Ayoub, David Denniston, Alonza last fall, was working to raise money ber 13, Vincent Consiglio, December McKenzie, Paul Onachuk, Patrick in hopes of funding a season. 23, and Benny G. Moon, who died Zelenak The other contracts outstanding on December 27. More information are our Musical Theatre venues, the on each can be found in the “Closing ≥ Fisher Theatre, Nederlander LLC. and Chord” on page 29. May God bless the Detroit Opera House. We will be and keep each of you! looking ahead to keep our theatres on continued on page 5

Keynote u 1st Quarter 2017 u 2 Denniston. Check it out at detroit- Thanks so much AFM Local 5 for your volunteer work, Dave! It is “Home of the Pros” by Susan much appreciated! Barna Ayoub, President Local 5 Full Disclosure Is Us George Troia, Jr ., ext . 1 Secretary- pres@detroitmusicians .net Treasurer Every year, the 4th quarter issue of Vice President the Keynote contains my annual fi- Douglas Cornelsen dcl2dso@sbcglobal .net nancial report. Have you ever wished Secretary-Treasurer ’m often surprised and amazed at you could have more detail? Our Susan Barna Ayoub, ext . 3 Iwhat our members do when not website ( has a sec-tres@detroitmusicians .net Executive Board playing their instruments. I recently Public Disclosure page that features David Denniston had occasion to reach out to Local our annual IRS and Labor Depart- Robert Lymperis Lynne Marie Mangan 5 drummer and vibes player David ment filings for the past several years. Paul N . Onachuk Penney. I knew that he lives in Wash- All of the detail is there! If you do not Patrick Zelenak ington, DC. When I noticed his email have access to the internet, please ask A.F. of M. Convention Delegate Michael McGowan address ending in, I realized he us for copies of these filings. We are David Horger – Alternate was associated with the Smithsonion. happy to provide them. In addition President Emeritus I googled him and discovered what he to this info, just a reminder that our Gordon Stump DME Referral Agent does when he isn’t hosting his neigh- local bylaws, directories, agreements Mary Johnstone, ext . 4 borhood jam session in his basement. and much more can be found on our pros@detroitmusicians .net mary@detroitmusicians .net Check him out on page 12. David website in the Members area and are Membership Administration told me he joined us “when per- updated as soon as there are revisions. Membership, ext . 0 forming with the late [pianist] Brian Check it all out! local5@detroitmusicians .net Local 5 Agent Cleary and had the great privilege of Ralphe Armstrong working with [bassist] Clarence Isabel Is Your Instrument Legal to Go? LA3501@aol .com Address & Telephone for many years until he could no lon- In his column, George mentioned the 20833 Southfield Road, Suite 103 ger work.” upcoming DSO tour of China and Southfield, Michigan 48075 248 .569 .5400 Japan. For the information of all Lo- Fax Number Listen Up: TEMPO Payments cal 5 Members who anticipate travel General Office: 248.569.4716 Please remember that new guide- with their instruments, there is quite a Website www .detroitmusicians .net lines for TEMPO contributions have bit of relatively new information from Hours been issued by the AFM Legislative the AFM on this subject, thanks to the Monday – Friday, 10 am – 4 pm Department. In order to be compli- work of Legislative Director Alfonso Holiday Closings New Year’s Day, M.L. King Day, ant with the law, these guidelines Pollard. Presidents’ Day, Good Friday, require that individual contri- Per the AFM website, “Don’t Get Memorial Day, July 4, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Election Day, butions of $50 or more be writ- Caught at the Last Minute Without Thanksgiving Day and Friday after, ten in a separate check (from your a CITES Certificate/Musical Instru- Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, dues) made payable to AFM TEMPO. ment Passport.” Whether you plan to New Year’s Eve All views and opinions expressed in travel internationally or not, visit the Keynote articles by non-elected mem- Detroit Musicians Fund Website U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Web- bers are those of the authors them- selves and do not necessarily reflect The Detroit Musicians Fund website page for more information: http:// the opinions or policy of the Keynote staff or the Board of Directors of the had some major revamping done re- Detroit Federation of Musicians . cently by Local 5’s webmaster David continued on page 4 Keynote u 1st Quarter 2017 u 3 Wind Words, continued from page 3 Wildlife Service’s (Service) Endangered Species pro- gram website. by-activity/musical-instruments.html. It is also advisable to email the [email protected] for answers Time for Our Annual 30/50-Year+ Party to specific questions about traveling abroad with musi- Looking ahead, once again it is with great pleasure that Lo- cal instruments containing CITES-related materials (that cal 5 invites you to the Annual Detroit Federation of Mu- is, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered sicians 30/50-Year+ Party. It will take place on Monday, Species). May 15. There will be a cash bar beginning at 12 noon, a The aim of CITES is to ensure that international trade short awards program at about 12:40 pm and a family-style in specimens of wild animals and plants does not threaten luncheon at 1 o’clock held at the Club Venetian on John their survival. However, as you know, musical instruments R north of 12 Mile Road in Madison Heights. If you have often contain parts or products of species protected un- been a member of Local 5 for 30 or more years, there is no der the Convention on International Trade in Endangered cost to you – though, as you know, donations are gratefully Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) and/or the En- accepted. If you are not yet a 30-year member, the cost to dangered Species Act (ESA). Brazilian rosewood, tortoise- attend is $20. You are welcome to invite guests – for whom shell and elephant ivory are among the protected species the charge is also $20. If you wish to attend this year’s party, most commonly found in musical instruments. please fill out the required reservation form below and re- If you are traveling with an instrument that contains turn it to us before May 1. If you are a 30-year member, these or other protected species, you will need to obtain you will also receive an invitation in the mail. Along with proper legal documentation before crossing international the form, please include your payment for the party and borders. You may need CITES documents for other spe- for that of any guests. I’m looking forward to meeting up cies, particularly wildlife species as well, so always check with you there! before traveling. Finally, I also look forward to your presence at the March To determine if your instrument contains a species listed 20 Membership Meeting. We have important Resolutions under CITES and/or the ESA, please refer to the follow- (see page 8) and a new Price List (pages 6–7) to consider ing lists: and on which to vote. Your involvement in this is crucial; • CITES: Search by scientific name or common name on change doesn’t happen without your involvement. And, the CITES Species Database. besides, it’s always great to just see you and hear what you • Endangered Species Act (ESA): Visit the U.S. Fish & have to say…..sba

To ensure your seat at the party, please remove and return this required 30/50-Year+ Party Reservation Form .

I, Local 5 Member (name)______, will be attending the Detroit Federation of Musicians Annual 30/50-Year+ Party on Monday, May 15, 2017, at Club Venetian .

I will be bringing _____ guest(s) @ $20 each . Please find a check for my lunch/donation, as well as for any guests, for $______, made payable to Detroit Federation of Musicians .

Please return this form with your check before May 1 . You must have a reservation to attend the 30/50-Year+ Party. Thank you . The Executive Board of Local 5 . 30/50-Year+ Party Detroit Federation of Musicians 20833 Southfield Road Southfield, MI 48075

Keynote u 1st Quarter 2017 u 4 The Music Stand, continued from page 2 you what pharoah is buried in which pyramid. Last summer, I cited in this column the views of many How Much is Too Much? historians who felt that Donald J. Trump had none of the I have seen many of the great monuments of the world, qualities needed to be president. I still believe this is the case. the Acropolis, adorned with the Parthenon at its summit, So much for integrity and honesty – those are replaced with the Colosseum, Saint Peter’s Basilica, San Marco in Venice. childish behavior, a dictatorial attitude and most troubling of What always interested me was the construction, who did all, dishonesty. the work, how did they do it? I was quite amazed to find The one building that no longer has his name on it is out that the gondoliers in Venice had a guild that has been the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, New Jersey – one of functional for 500 years. They do this to keep the prices several bankruptcies that I’m told were merely business deal- high on their rides – and they certainly are! I learned that ings. Or how about paying off a lawsuit, citing fraud, for the Vatican keeps three masons to do maintenance on the $25 million? To me, that is admitting guilt. Wasn’t the late Michael Jackson ostracized for paying $60 million to keep himself out of court? When the president is asked to reveal his tax returns, he responds that no one cares (but reporters). I care! Rudy Gi- uliani came to Trump’s defense by calling him a genius. I liken this to the same kind of genius Al Capone had, and, by the way, taxes were his problem, too. Or how about the genius behind Adolf Hitler? He had architectural plans for his dream city run by a super race, and some of his concepts for staging the Olympics are still used today – simply genius until you realize that these plans benefit only the few lucky enough to be considered chosen by Der Fuhrer. Most working men and women rarely have that kind of option of buying our way out of a lawsuit for $25 million, because most of us don’t have anywhere near that kind of money. Most of us would have welcomed $14 million to start our careers, but most of us did it on a hope and prayer and probably some Blood, Sweat, Toil and Tears. A fellow musician and friend of President Troia since 1966, So here we are, ready to face a future controlled by pluto- Glenn M . Andersen is surrounded by a bevy of brass, most crats, many of whom have no concept of what hard work is, of them trombones along with some big brother models . or care to know for that matter. Our country was founded mosaic frescos that adorn the Church; when one dies or by aristocrats, many of them slave holders. We have grown cannot do the work, another young apprentice is brought to be so much more than that. We do not need an electoral in to learn the job, a job that lasts for life. college gerrymandered by controlling party state houses that In our country, two significant structures come to mind manipulate the true voice of the people. We will “help our- now, the Trump Tower in Manhattan, which I believe I selves and not take too much” – can we expect the same from ran past when I did the New York Marathon, and another you, President Trump? Trump Tower in Las Vegas, the one that has been having union problems. What strikes me here is this is the same Detroit Trump that is our President, leader of the free world. If these Federation buildings survive two thousand years from now, I’m sure few of Musicians will know who built them, much like most people can’t tell AFM Local 5 Keynote u 1st Quarter 2017 u 5 Local 5 Live Engagement Price List Effective April 1, 2017

Applicable to all engagements Miscellaneous Single Engagements • Pension – additional 10% (3 hrs or less) • Work dues – 3% deduction from scale to be paid to • Performance (side person): ...... $130 Local 5 ~~Saturday Night (3.5 hr min rate after 6 pm): $150 Leaders receive an additional 20% of scale for the entire • Show surcharge: ...... $32 . group up to double scale . • Continuous Playing – surcharge per hr: . . . $32. • Moving (non-strolling): ...... $22 . 50. Non-CBA Concerts, Stage Shows & • Overtime per ½ hr, i.e. unplanned additional hrs their Rehearsals (time & ½): ...... $32 .50 (2.5 hrs or less)) • Breaks – 10 minutes out of each hr • Performance or Rehearsal (side person): . . $135. • New Year’s Eve: 3 hrs or less (pro-rated at ~~(Scheduled additional hrs pro-rated at $65 per ½ hr): ...... $390 . . $27 per ½ hour) ~~If Saturday night, 3.5 hr min rate after 6 pm: $455 • Premiums for Principal Players – an additional 15% of wage scale Worship Services • Doubling: an additional 15% per double • Performance (side person): • Overtime per ½ hr, i.e. unplanned additional hrs ~~1 service (1½ hrs or less): ...... $125 (time & ½): ...... $40 50. ~~2 services (within 3 hrs): ...... $225 • Breaks/Intermission: 15 minutes ~~1 hr rehearsal w/ 1 service following: . . . $150 . ~~1 hr rehearsal w/ 2 services following: . . $250. Non-CBA Musical Theater • Rehearsal (not on day of service, 2 hr min): $50 per hr (3 hrs or less) • Rehearsal overtime per ½ hr, i.e. unplanned • Performance or Single Call Rehearsal* additional hrs (time & ½): ...... $37 . .50 (side person): ...... $145 ~~(Scheduled additional hrs pro-rated at $24 .17 School Performances and other per ½ hour) Public Service Performances • Premiums: 1st trumpet, 1st trombone, drummer, (2 hrs or less) concertmaster, keyboard: 15% (Use of this scale must be approved by the Board .) • Doubling: an additional 15% per double • Two hours or less: ...... $115 . • Overtime per ½ hr, i.e. unplanned additional hrs • If over 15 musicians, add $65 Contractor Fee; (time & ½): ...... $36 25. • Cartage, for School Demos and Public • Costumes: ...... $35. . Performances only: ...... $7 .50 • “Performance Day” Rehearsal (2 hours or less): $100 • Intermission: 15 minutes • Intermission: 20 minutes • Rehearsal breaks: 10 minutes out of each hr

* Single Call Rehearsal, i.e. the only service performed that day . continued on page 7

Keynote u 1st Quarter 2017 u 6 Additional Chargeable Categories (Not subject to Pension and Work Dues) Cartage Members directed by the contractor/leader to provide any of the following instruments or pieces of equipment shall be paid the following minimum fees – in addition to scale wages: • Accordion w/amp ...... $13 00. • Harp ...... $55 . . .00 • Baritone Sax ...... $13 . 00. • Instrument Amp ...... $15. . .00 • Bass Clarinet...... $13 . 00. • Keyboard w/ amp ...... $35 . .00 • Bass Drum (concert) ...... $25. . 00. • Mallet Kat ...... $35 .00 • Bass Saxophone ...... $15 00. • Marimba ...... $75 . . .00 • Bongos (pair) ...... $9 . 00. . • Microphone w/stand ...... $10 .00 • Cello ...... $13 . . 00. • Music Library (25 folders or more) . . . . . $30 .00 • Chimes ...... $75. . 00. • Music Library (up to 24 folders) . . . . .$20 . .00 • Cimbasso ...... $15 00. • Music Stand & Working Music Stand Light . . $10 .00 • Congas (each) ...... $9 00. • P/A System (Full) ...... $80. . .00 • Contrabass Clarinet...... $13. . 00. • Percussion (miscellaneous) ...... $13. . 00. • Contrabass Trombone ...... $15 . 00. • Sousaphone ...... $15 . .00 • Contrabassoon ...... $15 00. • String Bass ...... $15. . .00 • Crotales ...... $25 . . 00. • Tam Tam ...... $25 . . 00. • Drum Set (full - 4 pc minimum) . . . . .$40 . 00. • Timbales (pair) ...... $9. .00. • Drum Set (small - 3 pc or less) . . . . . $30. 00. • Timpani (each) ...... $35 . . .00 • Electric Bass w/amp ...... $15. . 00. • Tuba ...... $15 . . .00 • Folk Harp ...... $13. . 00. • Vibraphone ...... $40 .00 • Glockenspiel ...... $25 . 00. • Xylophone ...... $40. . .00 • Guitar w/amp ...... $15 . . 00. These minimum fees do not preclude any member from individually negotiating a higher fee than is prescribed herein . NOTE: Additional cartage fees apply, as negotiated in advance, when more than usual equipment is required .

Travel: Round Trip Travel: Parking/Toll Charges • Mileage: Any member using his/her automobile for • Musicians must be reimbursed by leader for all park- transportation to and from an engagement beyond 20 ing and toll charges . miles from his/her residence (or the origin of his/her trip immediately prior to the engagement), including additional stops incurred in transporting not more than 3 additional passengers connected with the Contact Local 5 for pricing on all forms of engagement, shall receive the IRS Standard Mileage Electronic Media work Business Rate per mile, round trip . (Recording and Broadcasting). ~~$ .535 per mile is the 2017 IRS Standard Mileage Business Rate . • Transportation: In addition to the above mileage charge, for transporting each additional passenger over and above the 3 indicated above: ~~$ .25 per mile for each additional person . Detroit Federation of Musicians; effective April 1, 2017

Keynote u 1st Quarter 2017 u 7 From the President: A Most Important Annual Meeting Monday, March 20, 2017 7 pm at Local 5 Please put the above meeting in your date book for a meeting where we will vote on two important resolutions. or those who attended the last nominating meet- The other would allow us to add acclamation lan- Fing, you may remember that the only contested guage to the bylaws thus if all positions are uncontest- position was that for delegate. The cost for the ensuing ed, we could elect by acclamation and forgo hiring election was nearly $5,000 basically to elect positions an outside election service. that were uncontested. We are proposing two resolu- These resolutions are not intended in any way to tions that will give us more flexibility and protect us discourage us from having an election, nor do we wish financially should this situation ever occur again. to deter anyone from seeking office. This is a simple One resolution calls for eliminating the alternate issue of having a mechanism in place to save dollars delegate in favor of allowing executive board mem- and cents if we encounter such a situation in the future. bers to serve in that capacity.

Alternate Delegate Resolution #1 Acclamation Resolution #2 Whereas, it has sometimes been the case that the Whereas, the bylaws of the Detroit Federation of elected Delegate cannot attend the AFM Convention, Musicians, AFM Local 5 call for election of local of- for which reason Local 5 has also historically had the ficers every three years, and elected position of Alternate Delegate, and Whereas, these elections are important for the Whereas, Executive Board Members are regularly health of the union, are in the best interests of the kept informed on national and local union activities, and members, and indeed are mandated by Local 5 by- Whereas, Delegates to the AFM convention must laws (Article XII, Section 7) to be conducted “by any be elected (not appointed) per US Labor Law, and reputable honest ballot association chosen by the Ex- Whereas, in the occasional election, including the ecutive Board,” and most recent election, all offices were uncontested, Whereas, nevertheless, in the occasional election, except for the position of Delegate and the backup including the most recent election, all offices were position of Alternate Delegate, which resulted in an uncontested, except for the position of Delegate and otherwise unnecessary expenditure of $5,000 .00, the backup position of Alternate Delegate, which re- therefore sulted in an otherwise unnecessary expenditure of Be it resolved that, when a member is elected to $5,000 .00, therefore the Executive Board, she/he will also assume the title Be it resolved that the following language be added of Alternate Delegate by virtue of office, this descrip- to Article XII, Section 2: tion being added to the bylaws in Article I-Duties of “In the event that all candidates for office be unop- Officers . posed in a general election, the Election Committee Also, be it resolved that all other references to an shall declare those candidates elected by acclamation, otherwise “free-standing” position of Alternate Del- and no balloting shall take place.” egate be stricken from the bylaws .

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c Detroit be an angel to the membership: Musicians Fund’s BE A 30/50-Year+ party sponsor The union offers 30/50-Year+ Party sponsorship levels The Music for your consideration: of Giving Federation Sponsor: $100+ • Special recognition and an ad in the party program Would you like to help support music scholarships • Your photo posted in the Keynote or a fellow member of Local 5 who is struggling Partnership Sponsor: $75-$99 with an emergency situation? Members can make tax-deductible donations to the Detroit Musicians • Special recognition in the party program Fund in two ways: • Your photo posted in the Keynote Monetary gifts Friendship Sponsor: $50-$74 Send by mail to Local 5 Headquarters. For more • Special recognition in the party program information, you may contact the fund either via c email at [email protected] or call 248- 569-5400, ext. 3. Contributions in 4th Quarter Our sincere thanks and appreciation to all those who made donations during the last quarter: Ethan Allen Velda Kelly You SHOP. Amazon Gives William Austin Jr Laurence Liberson Alan Ayoub Eugene Page Q: What is AmazonSmile? Susan Ayoub Patrick Raeburn A: AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you David Booker Kathleen Reynolds to support Detroit Musicians Fund every time you shop at Michael Cogley Barbara Robinson Amazon. When you shop at, you’ll find Doug Cornelsen John Santini the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient (in memory of Glenn Ernest Skuta shopping experience as, with the added bo- Andersen) Dennis Tini nus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase David Daniels George Troia (a portion price to the Detroit Musicians Fund. John Dorsey of which was in memory Q: How do I shop at AmazonSmile? Ray Duk of Michael Mainguth) A: To shop at AmazonSmile, simply go to Ronald Fischer David Wagner com from the web browser on your computer or mobile Philip Grameno Edward Wells device. You may also want to add a bookmark to smile. Christa Grix Derrick Williams to make it even easier to return and start your McKinley Jackson Barbara Zmich shopping at AmazonSmile. TOTAL = $691.00 Q: Which products on AmazonSmile are eligible The Detroit Musicians Fund also received a $100 for charitable donations? donation in memory of Michael Mainguth from A: Tens of millions of products on AmazonSmile are eli- Charles Pokriefka Jr. The previous issue of the Key- gible for donations. Eligible products are marked “Eligible note included additional donations in his memory. for AmazonSmile donation” on their product detail pages.

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Keynote u 1st3rd QuarterQuarter 20172014 uu 1119 Member Newsline Art of a Different Kind “Native American Art: Pre-Contact,” for the acclaimed Oxford Online Bibliographies for Art History; and the widely David W. Penney is the associate director of the museum known Native North American Art for the Thames and scholarship at the National Museum of the American In- Hudson World of Art Series published in 2004. dian (part of the Smithsonian Institute). An internation- Says David: “I am very proud to belong to Local 5. I ally recognized scholar, curator and museum administrator, joined when performing with the late Brian Cleary and Penney was appointed as the first associate director of the had the great privilege of working with Clarence Isabel for newly organized Museum Scholarship Group at the mu- many years until he could no longer work. I know the mu- seum in April 2011 after a 31-year career at the Detroit sicians’ union meant a great deal to him and I think about Institute of Arts, where he last served as vice president of him and many of the other aging Detroit greats I know exhibitions and collections strategies. every time I pay my dues. David’s exhibitions of note include “Indigenous Beauty: “I am not performing much in DC – can’t make the American Indian Art from the Diker Collection” for the time, although I have a regular basement session with some American Federation of Arts (2015); “Before and After the good players and I take on the house band chores for the Horizon: Anishinaabe Artists of the Great Lakes,” a col- jazz jam that takes place in my neighborhood twice a laboration with co-curator Gerald McMaster and the Art month. I miss my Detroit musician friends, but I get back Gallery of Ontario (2014); “The American Indian: Art there a couple times a year to visit.” and Culture Between Myth and Reality” for the Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam (2012); “Art of the American Indian The following concert flyer was submitted by member Frontier: The Chandler Pohrt Collection” for the National James Tatum: Gallery of Art, Seattle Art Museum, Buffalo Bill Historical Society, Dallas Museum of Art and Detroit Institute of Arts (1992–94); and “Ancient Art of the American Woodland Indians,” for the National Gallery of Art, Detroit Institute of Arts and Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (1986–94). Author of numerous publications, David’s most recent work includes the exhibition catalog for “Before and After the Horizon…”; an essay for the National Museum of the American Indian and Yale University Press collaboration For the Love of His People: The Photography of Horace Poolaw;

On the Radio Again • Union Members Radio hosted by Kim Reynolds: WDTK (Patriot Radio) 101.5 FM, 1400 AM, every Sunday from 7 to 9 pm. President George Troia and Secretary-Treasurer Sue Barna Ayoub are sched- uled to appear on February 26. • Ask Dr. Paul: WZNK 690 AM, every Monday at 11 am, features Local 5 member Paul Reeves and guests, who have frequently also been Local 5 members.

Keynote u 1st Quarter 2017 u 12 Member Newsline, continued Non-musicians in a Musician’s World Al McKenzie has just co-au- Among the chapter titles are these: “Music or Love thored, with Larry Crockett, First?”; “Finances”; “Stereotypes”; “Practice Time”; “Time the book Love a Musician: Grace Together”; “Vacations”; “Trust”; “Dreamers”; “Knowing notes to a harmonious relationship. Your Place”; and “The Ideal Couple.” The back cover describes it as a Published by Larry Crockett Publishing and topping out book “full of relationship stories at 89 pages in an attractive paperbook format, it is available from around the world,” includ- through Al’s website,, for $5.00 plus ing “things musicians and their tax and shipping. lovers can do to increase their Also see the ad for Al’s book on page 15. happiness together.”

Signs of the Times A number of Local 5 members have recently hit the streets, and airports, and numerous other venues to express their concerns about the events, rhetoric and political actions emanating recently from Washington, DC. Shown here is a representative sampling of photos from various locations.

(L-R): Barbara Zmich, Helen and Greg Near on In New Orleans, Bill and Twyla January 15 at a healthcare protest on the Warren Meyer march in front of the Campus of Macomb Community College . second line band at a January 20 rally against the president .

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Keynote u 1st Quarter 2017 u 13 Member Newsline, continued

Helen and Greg Near join others at Detroit Metro’s McNamara Terminal on January 29 to protest the executive order restricting immigration from seven Mideast countries .

Laura Larson (below, 2nd from left) and friends from Grosse Pointe at the Women’s Day March at Wayne State University on January 21.

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Keynote u 1st Quarter 2017 u 16 Percussionist Johnny RodRiguez JR. AvA ilA ble for A ny style of music ••• [email protected] 248.996.4219

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Keynote u 1st Quarter 2017 u 17 Detroit Musicians Entertainment Local 5 Support Line Referral Gigs – 4th Quarter, 2016 The orchestras and theaters listed below support the musicians Date Leader Players City of Local 5 through collective bargaining agreements.The groups 10/1 Christa Grix 2 Detroit and individual players likewise comply with the Local 5 policy by 10/6 José Riojas 1 Southfield filing contracts, steward reports and work dues. Please support 10/7 Faith Demorest 1 Northville all of them in return. 10/14 Ola Hemphill 1 Southfield 10/18 Carl Cafagna 4 Detroit CLUBS/SINGLE 10/20 Eugene Zenzen 3 St Clair Shores ENGAGEMENTS/FESTIVALS 10/22 Ruth Myers 1 Bloomfield Hills bugs Beddow & the GooD STuFF: 10/27 Eugene Zenzen 3 Farmington Hills 10/28 Stefan Kukurugya 1 Southfield Apr. 1: Bentley’s Roadhouse, Harrison Twp., 9 pm; 10/29 Faith Demorest 1 Birmingham; 586.465.3663 10/31 José Riojas 1 Warren 11/7 José Riojas 1 Southfield OPERA AND 11/16 Edward Pelts 1 Southfield THEATER PERFORMANCES 11/21 José Riojas 1 Warren Feb. 1–26: Detroit Opera House, The Lion King; 11/22 Pamela Wise 1 Southfield 313.237.SING [7464]; 12/5 José Riojas 1 Southfield Apr. 1–9: Michigan Opera Theatre, The Girl of the 12/10 Richard Wolf III 1 Redford Golden West; 313.237.SING [7464]; 12/16 Edward Pelts 1 Southfield 12/21 José Riojas 1 Southfield Apr. 18–30: Fisher Theatre, Motown the Musical; 800.745.3000; — Comedy Corner — May 16: Fox Theatre, Il Volo; 800.745.3000; Dennis Coffey once was playing a club and getting a few requests and ORCHESTRAL & OTHER some small tips . Toward the end of CLASSICAL ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCES the night, a man walked up with a Mar. 3: Detroit Symphony, featuring Regina Carter, wad of bills in his hand and asked jazz violin; 313.576.5111; him to play a jazz chord . So Dennis Mar. 5: Michigan Philharmonic, “A Touch of played an A Major 7th . the Irish,” featuring Joseph Deller, violin; Guy said, “No, no. a jazz chord.” So Dennis did a little improvisational 734.451.2112; thing, but he didn’t like that either. “No, no, no! A jazz Apr. 23: Motor City Symphony, “Beethoven/Barber/ ‘chord. You know, ‘A jazz chord to say ah love you’.” Dvorak”; 586.754.2950; Al Marco was driving down a Florida freeway when his cell Apr. 27–30: Detroit Symphony, at Our Lady of phone rang. Answering, he heard his wife’s voice urgently Good Counsel, featuring Wei Yu, cello; warning him, “Al, I just heard on the news that there’s a car 313.576.5111; going the wrong way on Highway 401. Please be careful!” May 5: Dearborn Symphony, “A River Runs Through You won’t believe it,” said Al, “It’s not just one car. It’s hundreds of them!” It”; 313.565.2424; May 6: Livonia Symphony, “Musical Treasures, One the way home from a gig last week, I had an interest- ing experience : This cop pulled me over and said, “Pa- featuring Patricia Fisher, xylophone; pers…” I said, “Scissors, I win!” and drove off. 734.421.1111; May 7: Grosse Pointe Symphony, “Chabrier/Lalo/ Our “Comedy Corner” editor is Joe Podorsek. Grant Still,” featuring Marguerite Deslippe, violin; If you have a comedy item you would like to submit for 313.640.1773; consideration, please email Joe at basso@aol .com .

Keynote u 1st Quarter 2017 u 18 Welcome, New Members

Xavier Davis lance work in a variety of genres such as jazz, musicals, 418 Rosewood Ave, East Lansing, MI 48823 rock, , religious and other genres. He performs in a 973-462-9487; [email protected] variety of venues and plays weekly at Cliff Bells and The Piano Whitney. His principal instrument is drums and second- Xavier is a jazz pianist, composer, arranger and educator arily percussion. who has worked with Betty Carter, Christian McBride, Tom Harrell, Regina Carter, Stefon Harris, Steve Turre and Louis Montel Jones III 8970 East Outer Drive, Detroit, MI 48213-4005 many others. He seeking live performance work, studio 313-910-4936; [email protected] recording, arranging and composing. Drums, piano Kevin Fagen Louis is a versatile musician, humble and always willing to 631 West Fort Street, Detroit, MI 48226 learn. He performs primarily jazz gigs but is open to all 313-576-5099; [email protected] genres. Also, he teaches drums. Violin, viola Kevin has a Bachelor of Music from Western Michigan Alaina Volante 7868 Buckingham, Allen Park, MI 48101 University and a Master of Music from the Manhattan H: 313-382-1967; C: 313-516-9351; [email protected] School of Music in orchestral performance, viola. He pri- Flute, piccolo marily does classical strings, as well as some jazz and Latin. Alaina studied Also, some basic arranging and arrangements of jazz stan- with Laura Lar- dards, Great American songbook and Beatles selections for son and Sharon string trios and quartets. He is looking for orchestral, opera, Sparrow dur- Broadway-type musical performing opportunities. Kevin ing her under- also teaches violin and viola. graduate time Albert Fisi at Wayne State 3323 Niagara, Wayne, MI 48184 University. She 734-968-0588; [email protected] graduated from Bass guitar/electric bass Jacobs School Albert has been playing since the age of 8. He plays jazz, of Music with rock and blues, and is looking for studio work, as well as a Master of any related work. He also teaches bass, drums and piano. Music in Per- Jacob Matthews formance in 5440 Cass Avenue, Apt . 401, Detroit, MI 48098 248-703-8149; [email protected] 2014, where she studied primarily with Thomas Rober- Drums, percussion tello. During her time there, she also studied briefly with Jake is currently Molly Barth, Jasmine Choi, Jean Ferrandis, Gergely Ittzes a fourth year stu- and Jennifer Gunn. Alaina is a very hard worker and open dent at Wayne to new ideas and different kinds of music. State University She is not picky about what kind of performance work majoring in Mu- she is doing, as long as she is doing what she loves. She is sic Business with looking for any kind of freelance gigs, whether orchestral, a concentration band, holiday concerts, or if someone is just looking for in jazz percus- small services (church, weddings, etc). She is really open sion. Currently to anything and would love the opportunity! She teaches he is doing free- both flute and piccolo privately. continued on page 20

Keynote u 1st Quarter 2017 u 19 Welcome, New Members, continued from page 19

John McLaughlin Williams phony, Boston Ballet Orchestra, National Symphony Or- 3228 Bluett Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48105 chestra and many others, working with conductors such as H: 734-929-4525; C: 216-543-4622; [email protected] James Sedaris, Alexander Walker, and film composer John Violin, piano, composer, arranger Williams. He was a member of the Houston Symphony, John McLaughlin Williams is a GRAMMY award-winning Concertmaster of the Virginia Symphony, was a guest con- conductor (the first African-American orchestral conduc- certmaster with many ballet, opera and sym- tor to receive this prize), a four- phony orchestras as well as performing in the time GRAMMY nominee, violin sections of many orchestras. “JMW” at- violin soloist, concertmaster, tended Boston University, The New England orchestral musician, composer Conservatory and The Institute of and arranger. His major label Music, studying violin with Jerome Rosen, recordings have received ac- chamber music with Eugene Lehner, conduct- claim from international pub- ing with Carl Topilow, and composition with lications Gramophone, Classic Donald Erb and Margaret Brouwer. FM, International Record Review, Fanfare, American Record Guide, and Diapason. As conductor he has ap- peared with the Detroit Sym- phony Orchestra, Colorado Symphony Orchestra, Nation- al Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine, Classic FM Orchestra Bulgaria, Sinfonietta, The Winans, Brian McK- night, and others. Williams’ credits as a violinist are extensive; he has ap- peared as violin soloist with the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra, South Carolina Philharmonic, Portland Sym-

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Keynote u 1st Quarter 2017 u 20 Local 5 Address/Phone Number/Email Changes (10/25/16–1/23/17) Boelter, Richard Demorest, Faith Kelly, Gary Schreitmueller, Kurt 41485 South I-94 Service Dr. 46185 Bartlett Drive 18426 Lancashire 20743 Emily Court Belleville, MI 48111 Canton, MI 48187 Detroit, MI 48223 Novi, MI 48375 734-697-4941 [email protected] 313 272-4497 [email protected] Boulahanis, Ermira Gary, LaShawn [email protected] Shesiuk, Volodymyr 14304 Hubbell 1655 Kingsmere Circle Nowlin, Eric 32301 Bridge Livonia, MI 48154 Rochester Hills, MI 48309 1043 Fountain Dr Garden City, MI 48135-1772 734-513-2774 Gordon, Harry Troy, MI 48098 734-422-1250 [email protected] 12315 Townline Road Okun, Maury [email protected] Brown, Samuel Grand Blanc, MI 48439 2116 Liberty Heights Totz, Eric 20428 Charleston 248-545-2151 Ann Arbor, MI 48103 22313 Frances St Detroit, MI 48203 Hasheian, Hester 248 559-2095 Dearborn, MI 48124-2709 313-893-6889 2500 Mann Road, Lot 392 Rais, Michael 586-790-2041 [email protected] Clarkston, MI 48346 28364 Mineral Springs Rd. [email protected] Cassell, Jason 248-943-6823 New Boston, MI 48164 Wolf III, Richard 14743 Hanfor Avenue Heaton, Eliot 734-502-4218 20385 Vernier Rd, Apt 3 Allen Park, MI 48101 960 W University Avenue [email protected] Harper Woods, MI 48225-1458 734-775-9999 Madison Heights, MI 48071 Reum, Sharon L 586-337-4715 Clement, Thomas [email protected] 14011 Talbot [email protected] 1611 Towerline Rd Horger, David Oak Park, MI 48237 Wootton, Melody Hale, MI 48739 17395 Parkside Street 248 548-9945 3063 Barton Drive 989-387-3851 Detroit, MI 48221 Sterling Heights, MI 48310 [email protected] 313-539 -1112 248-227-4356 Delgrosso, George Jackson, Jillian [email protected] c/o Y.M. Caron 29528 W. 10 Mile Rd 709-1255 Sandy Lane Farmington Hills, MI 48203- Sarnia, ON N7V 4G7 2702 519-337-3303 DON’T GO MISSING Resigned Members (10/25/16–1/23/17) Want to know what’s going on? Want gigs? Want to keep in touch? Bittar, Jeannette Jones, Michael Bruno, Natalie Langworthy, Jocelyn Croft, Matthew Lewis, Walter Edwards, Wilbur Moses, Bethany When you move, get a new phone Fenstermacher, Leroy Walker, Ursula number or email address, let us know. Fenstermacher, Lillian Yzeiri, Besnik Hutchinson, Connie Expelled Members (10/25/16–1/23/17) Reinstated Members (10/25/16–1/23/17) Black, Woody Jones, Joshua Anderson, Dale Grisa, Dale Case, Nolan Kinde, Geoffrey Belgrave, Kasan Kahl, Harvey DeShazor, Leslie Klugh, Vaughn Duncan, Albert Kuptz, Kevin Farmer, Terence Neumann, Curt Filewych, Kevin Smith, Jackson Ferus Jr, Harold Nichols, Andrew Garcia, Rosendo Smith, Darrell Contact Info for Doing Business With Local 5 Secretary-Treasurer: Susan Barna Ayoub HOW TO STAY IN [email protected] GOOD STANDING 248.569.5400, ext. 3 To avoid being expelled, be sure to pay your mem- 20833 Southfield Road bership dues no later than the first month of each Southfield, MI 48075 quarter . Your next payment is due by Monday, Fax: 248.569.4716 April 3. On Monday, May 1, all members who have Website: not paid their dues will be suspended .

Keynote u 1st Quarter 2017 u 21 Minutes: Executive Board Meeting, 10/24/16

The regular monthly meeting of the Executive Board was called to standards of professionalism to the members of Local 5, and, order at 11:15 am, President George Troia being in the chair, as well as “Whereas, Robert L. Lymperis has been an active musician for more Vice President Douglas Cornelsen and Secretary-Treasurer Susan Bar- than seventy years displaying the highest artistic standards, therefore, na Ayoub being present. Also present were Executive Board Members “Be it Resolved that Local 5 acknowledges Robert L. Lymperis as Robert Lymperis, Lynne Marie Mangan, Paul Onachuk and Patrick an outstanding member of the Detroit Federation of Musicians and Zelenak. thanks him for his years of dedication and service to our members.” On motion by Mr Onachuk, seconded by Mr Lymperis, to approve 11:59 am Local 5 Member Barbara Zmich, along with her part- the agenda, it was approved unanimously. ner and Local 625 member Celeste McClellan, joined the meeting, On motion by Ms Mangan, seconded by VP Cornelsen, to approve representing the MOT Orchestra and Negotiating Committees. Both the minutes of the previous meeting, they were approved unanimously. women are also members of the board of AFM Ann Arbor Local 625. The next meeting of the Executive Board will take place on Fri- Ms Zmich gave the following report: day, November 11 at 11:00 am - to be preceded by a meeting of the She began by thanking the Local 5 board for its support of the Development Committee at 10:00 am. [Board meeting subsequent- MOT musicians’ membership in ROPA. She also expressed thanks to ly changed to Monday, Nov 21 at 11:00 am. Time for Development Sec-Treas Ayoub for her help with the Wage Chart info that is re- Committee TBD.] quested annually from ROPA. Ms Zmich said the MOT Orchestra’s 11:23 am Robert Stiles, chair of the DSO Orchestra Committee, membership in ROPA has proven extremely valuable to them. joined the meeting. This year Ms Zmich arrived at the conference a day before the offi- Mr Stiles began by saying that he is with us at this time in order cial start, so she could attend her favorite session, the AFM Negotiating to deliver the DSO musicians’ appropriations request because of the Orchestras Workshop. need to start the negotiating process soon; therefore, the funds need Highlights included: to be allocated for their negotiating attorney. The orchestra has voted • Barbara Owens (negotiator and Local 5’s AFM rep) reminded all of once again to retain Kevin Case who is charging the same fee as he the advice “The meaning of communication is in the response you did previously. In the meantime, Mr Case has become lead counsel for get.” She also stressed that it’s crucial to know the contract and its ICSOM, is currently representing the Pittsburgh Symphony musicians timelines. Good notes are the foundation for a good negotiation. and has successfully negotiated for the Chicago Symphony, the Grant • Rochelle Skolnick (AFM Symphonic Services Counsel [and now Park Orchestra, the Chicago Lyric Opera and the Milwaukee Sym- new AFM SSD Director]) presented helpful strategies for collec- phony. Mr Case is also a violinist who continues to perform with an tive bargaining agreements that benefit the musicians in subtle ways. orchestra called Music of the Baroque. Mr Stiles reported that Kevin She also presented a primer on the kinds of bargaining, strikes and Case has made himself very available for consultation, and the mood lockouts, and impasse. of the orchestra is good. The details for the orchestra’s tour of Asia, • Chris Durham (negotiator) talked about his preference for global, planned for summer 2017, have yet to be approved, though that will succinct, rough draft ideas to take to the table for negotiations, as likely happen within the next few weeks. The orchestra continues to opposed to detailed proposals. He cautioned that although many release recordings, and the main push at the moment is to grow the orchestras’ managements bandy about the words “structural deficit,” endowment. Recently, the musicians made a unique $100,000 dona- it is not something that applies to non-profits since such deficits are tion to the orchestra ($1,100 each), which they hope will be matched inherent in organizations whose income is always less than what it by a $1,000,000 grant. The funds would be earmarked for specific types takes to make a profit. of expenses, such as pertaining to artistic excellence, archived record- Ms Zmich reported having done much research this year for the ings, commissioning works, education and scholarships. In addition to MOT Orchestra Committee by asking the ROPA Delegates for in- Mr Stiles, the members of the Orchestra Committee are Jeremy Epp, formation about what other orchestras include in their contracts. She Bryan Kennedy, Sharon Sparrow, and Kenneth Thompkins. The mem- asked questions about many topics including substitute auditions and bers of the DSO Negotiating Committee are Karl Pituch (chair), David who provides the proctor at auditions. Everson, Peter McCaffrey, Haden McKay and Robert Stiles, along with She also reported giving input on a number of subjects, including Local 5 President George Troia. Once again, the DSO musicians are whether the CBA allows for runners-up at auditions to get the posi- not asking the union to pay their ICSOM dues on their behalf – a very tion if the winner ultimately doesn’t accept the position, as well as in a generous and much appreciated gesture. hazardous-sounding situation in Duluth where the area near the pit is 11:32 am Mr Stiles left the meeting. often mired in Lake Superior ‘goo’. On motion by Mr Onachuk, seconded by VP Cornelsen, to approve Ms Zmich provided to the ROPA delegates the template for the the DSO musicians’ appropriations request, it was approved unani- Welcome Packet that Local 625 gives out to all the new hires in the mously. Ann Arbor Symphony. Former SSD staff member Janice Galassi came Setting aside the agenda for a moment, President Troia presented a up with the idea for the packet. Ms Zmich developed and refined it special certificate, cupcakes and a card to Mr Lymperis, in anticipation over many years. of his upcoming 90th birthday. Signed by the members of the board, Ms Zmich reported that, over the past couple of years, she had the the certificate says the following, orchestra complete 10 conductor evaluations for the ROPA conductor “Whereas, Robert L. Lymperis has been an Executive Board Mem- evaluation bank, by far the most of any delegate. The results of these ber of the Detroit Federation of Musicians since 2003, and, surveys were presented to management this summer in conjunction “Whereas, Robert L. Lymperis has consistently brought the highest Executive Board minutes continue on page 23

KeynoteKeynote uu 3rd1st Quarter 20172016 uu 22 22 Executive Board Minutes, 10/24/16, continued from page 22 with MOT’s search for a new Artistic Director. Such evaluations are This year’s highlights included a session about the pitfalls of electronic not only done during searches such as this, but also for individual pro- communications with OCSM Legal Counsel Michael Wright, and a ductions. provocative afternoon with Tommy Banks, Canadian pianist, conduc- At the conference there was a good mix of musicians’ issues as well tor, arranger, composer, television personality and former senator. Ms as general labor movement information. She expressed the need to take Zmich expressed her thanks to the members of OCSOM for their every opportunity to remind musicians that they are part of the greater warm hospitality. labor movement. Ms Zmich had forwarded her report to the members of Local 5’s Ms Zmich reported on the AFM’s Wage Chart Project, helmed by Executive Board prior to the meeting. Upon a request by Sec/Treas Laurence Hofmann. This chart organizes all ROPA (and ICSOM and Ayoub, she will share the welcome packet Local 625 sends to new hires OCSM) CBA’s by contract clause. It will be a huge help at negotiating that audition for the Ann Arbor Symphony, mentioned in her report. time for each orchestra – much more efficient than asking delegates for Ms Ayoub also expressed her appreciation on behalf of Local 5 – that the language from each individual CBA. Ms Zmich works to be especially thrifty while traveling on the union’s She reported on her connection with Detroit-based Labor Notes, dime. which was also visible at this year’s conference. One of the presentations 12:17 pm Ms Zmich and Ms McClellan left the meeting. by the UW School for Workers was based on the new Labor Notes book President Troia gave the following report: Secrets of a Successful Organizer. The Michigan Opera Theatre has voted overwhelmingly to ratify Allison Beck, Director of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation a new three-year agreement. The new agreement calls for a 3% wage Service, reminded ROPA delegates to “Call FMCS sooner!” when increase in each year, along with the Principal premium going from there are major issues with management. She discussed the recent rul- the current 20% to 25%. Doubling increases from the current 12% to ings about whether or not musicians are employees: the DC Circuit 15% in the first year, 17.5% in the second year, and 20% in the third ruled in the Lancaster, Pennsylvania, case that since the conductor ex- year. Probationary Musicians will be allowed to take off two services, ercises “almost dictatorial control” over the musicians, they are not in- up from one service. Clarifications were made in taking off service and dependent contractors. Ms. Beck called the current age “The Digital productions. Also, the dress code for men was clarified. Revolution – The Fourth Industrial Revolution.” We are in a time of President Troia attended a performance of Carmen, which was out- great transition. The gig economy is hitting everybody. Most work- standing; Local 5’s musicians played beautifully. ers now have no legal protections. But the gig economy workers are Moving on the DSO: New committees were assigned and elected starting to organize themselves – digital media, adjuncts, retail workers, at the Orchestra Meeting on September 28. An informal luncheon, at- etc. We’re seeing more walkouts, strikes and lockouts. ROPA delegates tended by the president and secretary-treasurer was held at Orchestra greatly appreciated that Ms. Beck said, “I’m a Federal Mediator, but I Hall on Tuesday, October 18, for the 15 members that have joined the am not neutral about what’s right and wrong in society.” DSO in the last three years. The conference covered a good mix of basic information for new A subsequent meeting was held, at which the orchestra decided to delegates and more advanced topics. rehire Kevin Case as counsel for the upcoming negotiations. An infor- Rochelle Skolnick, the new SSD Director, comes from a ROPA mal meeting has been set up with management for November 18. The Orchestra. After her orchestra situation in South Florida collapsed, she union expects to start formal talks sometime after that. moved with her family to St. Louis, went to law school and joined a President Troia attended their concert on Sunday, October 9, and firm as a labor lawyer. She became counsel to Symphonic Services and Orchestra Hall was packed to hear a great concert of Gershwin and has participated in numerous player conferences as a clinician. Respighi. Laurence Hofmann, AFM Contract Administrator/Communica- The president asked the board, as well as the membership, to please tions & Data Coordinator, gave a tutorial on the new online Wage support the musicians of the Fort Worth and Pittsburgh Symphonies – and Scale Chart. The chart, which had grown into quite a hefty and both have been on strike. Like their posts on social media and consider unwieldy tome, is now available complete with a Comparative Analysis donating to their GoFundMe pages. feature. All members need to view everything at is Executive Board Member Paul Onachuk and President George your login for Ms Zmich encourages all to take a look. Troia appeared on the Union Members Radio Show, hosted by Kim Finally, ROPA is entering a new era. President Carla Lehmeier is Reynolds on WDTK 92.7 FM 1400 AM on Sunday, September 18, stepping down after nine years leading ROPA. Tributes were sprinkled from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. They discussed several topics connected to the throughout the conference, honoring her for her dedication, knowl- history and relevance of the musician’s union. The president appeared edge, empathy, compassion, and sense of the ridiculous. ROPA’s new the following morning on Dr. Paul Reeves’ radio program, WNZK 690 President is Mike Smith from the Minnesota Opera. Next year’s confer- AM, for a segment of “What’s Going On” in Local 5. Both interviews ence will meet in Phoenix. can be found via podcasts on the DFM Facebook page. Postscript to Ms Zmich’s report: A few weeks after the ROPA Con- Board Member Robert Lymperis and the president attended the ference, she traveled to Calgary, Alberta, to participate as an Honorary memorial service for 73-year member Michael Mainguth on Saturday, Member in the conference of the Organization of Canadian Symphony October 1, 2016. It was a beautiful, well-attended service, fitting for a Musicians (OCSM). She feels humbled by this honor. Many of the con- great musician and teacher. cerns Canadian musicians deal with are the same as musicians’ issues in President Troia also attended the visitation for IATSE Local 38 the US (Deficits! Cut musicians! Cut salaries! Cut the education pro- member Kristyn ”Pinky” Mahle, Head Wardrobe Mistress for several grams!), while others are slightly different because of the different laws. Executive Board minutes continue on page xx

Keynote u 3rd Quarter 2016 u 23 Executive Board Minutes, 10/24/16, continued from page 23 years. She passed very unexpectedly on October 4, 2016 from a heart of the resolution to make permanent the temporary assessment that in- attack at the age of 51. She was a beloved presence back stage at all creased membership dues. The measure passed unanimously. However, Detroit area theatres. She will be missed. the committee that counted the ballots at that meeting misread their Board Member Paul Onachuk, Sec-Treas Susan Barna Ayoub, Al “hash marks.” After the 2016 Semi-Annual Meeting, the president and Ayoub and President Troia, along with many other Local 5 members, secretary-treasurer went back and “hand-counted” the ballots, in ad- were in attendance at the Bill Cairo Tribute. Bill was there and played dition to examining the handwritten tally. Though 44 yes votes were at the event held in his honor to help with his ongoing medical costs. announced at the 2015 meeting, the actual total was 49 yes votes and 0 Thanks to all who have helped him during this difficult time. no votes – measure passing unanimously. On motion by VP Cornelsen, The president also attended the opening night exhibit party for seconded by Ms Mangan, to change the minutes to reflect the actual Detroit, America’s Live Music Engine, an exhibit of musical memorabilia total, the motion was approved unanimously. coordinated by Jason Gittinger of the Detroit School of Rock and Pop. Moving to a Bylaw question that was asked of the members at the Local 5 is well-represented by individual members and major ensem- 2016 Semi-Annual Meeting, pertaining to changing the job descrip- bles, including the Detroit Symphony, Michigan Opera Theatre, the tion of the members of the Board to include being Delegates to the DFM and much more. The display will be up through the end of the AFM Convention and the elimination of the Delegate position, Presi- year. dent Troia explained that the elimination of the Delegate position and On motion by Mr Lymperis, seconded by VP Cornelsen, to approve adding Delegate duties to the job descriptions of the members of the the president’s report, it was approved unanimously. board would do away with the necessity to hold the very expensive Sec/Treas Ayoub presented reports of Monthly Income, Cash Dis- election in years during which all positions are uncontested. There were bursements and Comparative Fiscal Year-to-Date. On motion by Mr two possible interpretations of the bylaw change as proposed: One was Lymperis, seconded by VP Cornelsen, to receive the financial reports, to do away with both “stand-alone” Delegate positions; the other was they were received unanimously. to do away with the Alternate Delegate position only. As VP Cornelsen The secretary-treasurer presented the Payroll reports. On motion commented, the membership in attendance at the Semi-Annual Meet- by Mr Onachuk, seconded by Ms Mangan, to approve the reports, they ing seemed to prefer the elimination of the Alternate Delegate posi- were approved unanimously. tion only. President Troia mentioned that Local 5’s AFM Representative Sec/Treas Ayoub presented the Officers’ Expenses and Charge Barbara Owens has verified that this is a practice in a number of AFM Cards reports. On motion by Mr Lymperis, seconded by Mr Onachuk, locals. The board agreed to move forward with the resolution to be to approve the reports, they were approved unanimously. voted on at the 2017 Annual March Membership Meeting and to be The secretary-treasurer presented a report of New Member Ap- interpreted as doing away with the Alternate Delegate position, while plications from Eric Nowlin and Brian Garrett. On motion by Ms at the same time also making Board Members Alternate Delegates by Mangan, seconded by Mr Onachuk, to accept the applications, they virtue of office. were accepted unanimously. Going on to New Business: On motion by VP Cornelsen, seconded Sec/Treas Ayoub presented a report of member reinstatements, res- by Mr Onachuk, to approve a $100 honorarium to the members of the ignations, suspensions/expulsions and deaths, as well as a Local Census MOT Negotiating Committee, it was approved unanimously. report. President Troia again mentioned the positive aspect of interviewing Moving on to Unfinished Business, President Troia thanked the with Local 5 Member Paul Reeves Jr on his Monday morning live members of the Board who attended the semi-annual Membership radio program. Mr Reeves sends the interviewee a CD of the program. Meeting that took place on October 18. A discussion ensued as a fol- Local 5 Member Alan Ayoub recently completed a show; the president low-up to a debate that occurred at that meeting. There was a differ- especially encouraged Mr Lymperis to do one, as well. ence of opinion as to the number of people reported in the minutes of 1:21 pm On motion by Mr Onachuk, seconded by Mr Zelenak, to the 2015 semi-annual Membership Meeting who voted ‘yay’ in support adjourn the meeting, it was adjourned.

Minutes: Executive Board Meeting, 11/21/16

The regular monthly meeting of the Executive Board was called to tions. The musicians of one orchestra suggested shopping and were able order at 11:05 am, President George Troia being in the chair, as well as to present less expensive options at the bargaining table. This approach Vice President Douglas Cornelsen and Secretary-Treasurer Susan Bar- obviously worked in the musicians’ favor. Another important point was na Ayoub being present. Also present were Executive Board Members getting transparency in the numbers presented by managements. Cru- Robert Lymperis, Lynne Marie Mangan, Paul Onachuk and Patrick cial is to have positive relationships with members of the orchestras’ Zelenak, as well as DSO ICSOM Delegate Monica Fosnaugh. boards. They often don’t have enough exposure to the musicians. Social On motion by Mr Lymperis, seconded by VP Cornelsen, to approve media has proved to be a useful tool to musicians, providing public the agenda, it was approved unanimously. relations for their issues. And, ICSOM is working to drive more traf- Ms Fosnaugh presented her report from the 2016 ICSOM Confer- fic to the musician groups’ sites. Best is for the musicians to have an ence that took place in August in Washington, DC. The conference was ongoing social media presence, not just around negotiating time. Ms preceded the night before by a negotiating workshop session, presented Mangan mentioned that the use of social media as a tool for negotiating particularly for those orchestras in negotiations or anticipating them. symphony musicians began with the Detroit Symphony prior to their Several orchestras have used a healthcare consultant for their negotia- Executive Board minutes continue on page 24

Keynote u 3rd Quarter 2016 u 24 Executive Board Minutes, 11/21/16, continued from page 24 strike in 2010-11. Ms Fosnaugh commented that it is hard to get this well as by AFM International President Ray Hair. Both Mr Ayoub and and their website work done by the musicians themselves. Mr Zelenak President Troia talked about the current tentative Pamphlet B agree- commented there may be advantages in hiring someone from outside ment (for traveling theater musicians). Mr Ayoub mentioned that the the organization, with which VP Cornelsen agreed. VP Cornelsen also low-tier traveling agreements were intended to guard and push back mentioned that chapter 10 of The Detroit Symphony Orchestra: Grace, against the proliferation of non-union traveling shows. However, he Grit, and Glory by Laurie Lanzen Harris, along with Local 5 Member used “Newsies,” which came through last year, as an example of a low- and DSO historian Paul Ganson, covers the details of the recent DSO tier show that sold very well, possibly too well to have been approved strike quite well. for low budget SET agreement (i.e. Short Engagement Touring agree- Ms Fosnaugh mentioned that there were many tributes during the ment). The pay to the players under this agreement is very low ($900/ conference to Bruce Ridge, the outgoing and longest-serving chair- week); in addition, the musicians’ participation in the Producer’s Share person of ICSOM. The delegates from the Grand Rapids Symphony of Overage when a show does well is also quite low. Ms Mangan asked spoke about the positive outcome of their strike. Management wanted whether the traveling crew gets paid additional in such situations. Mr to suspend their 403b and cut 11 positions. That turned around with Ayoub responded likely yes, based on a conversation with the traveling the aid of Randy Whatley who headed their social media PR campaign. sound guy. He also mentioned a current issue – that of the substitute During the time the conference was held, the state of the Fort Worth keyboard players who play a key role but are paid for the few shows Symphony strike was a lot less positive, though it has now settled. AFM and/or rehearsals they play yet still having to do the same amount of Legislative Director Alfonso Pollard spoke about the AFM’s victories prep work as those being paid for 8 services/week. as they pertain to flying with musical instruments. The AFM was able 12:34 pm Mr Ayoub left the meeting. to come to terms with the airlines. Ms Fosnaugh handed around a On motion by Mr Lymperis, seconded by VP Cornelsen, to approve brochure that is available on the AFM website that includes guidelines the minutes of the previous meeting, they were approved unanimously. for instruments that have tortoise shell and ivory parts, as well as things President Troia gave the following report: musicians need to do and know if they plan to travel with those instru- An initial meeting took place on Friday, November 18, between the ments. She also mentioned the AFM & SAG/AFTRA Fund, as well as DSO Negotiating Committee and management in anticipation of the the ongoing Fair Pay Fair Play effort to get payment for musicians from upcoming round of negotiations. It was a productive meeting and had the airplay of their music on terrestrial radio. There was also discussion an optimistic outlook. held about the problem of loud amplified sound on stage. Orchestra The president and secretary-treasurer treated the newest members managements need to have an awareness of how to negotiate this with of the orchestra to lunch at the Block, a restaurant near Orchestra Hall. their featured artists. Kevin Case, the DSO and ICSOM counsel, spoke In attendance were Eric Nowlin, principal violist; Amanda Blaikie, sec- about bullying in the workplace – specifically about harassment, a hos- ond flute; and Jay Ritchie, assistant tympani/percussion. They were very tile work environment, and reasons why musicians tolerate bullying. It appreciative. is an area in which the union cannot take sides unless it involves a viola- President Troia attended the performance/film debut ofThe Tapestry, tion of the CBA. There was also a series of resolutions, most important A Musician’s Journey, on Sunday, November 20th at the Max M. Fisher among which pertained to hearing issues and the support of orchestral Music Center. The project is the work of Ann and David Strubler, fo- substitutes and extras. cusing on adoption, and will be aired on PBS in December. A sincere 12:07 pm Ms Fosnaugh left the meeting. thank you to Sec-Treas Susan Barna Ayoub for helping them with nec- The next meeting of the Executive Board will take place on Mon- essary agreements for this project. Susan and her husband Alan were day, December 9 at 11:00 am – to be preceded by a meeting of the also at the concert and fundraising reception for Spaulding for Kids. Development Committee at 10:00 am. The president asked the members of the Board to please support the 12:10 pm Alan Ayoub, president of the Detroit Chapter of the The- musicians of the Fort Worth and Pittsburgh Symphonies – both have atre Musicians Association, joined the meeting. been on strike. Like their posts on social media and consider donating Mr Ayoub presented his report from the 2016 TMA Conference to their GoFundMe pages. [Both strikes have subsequently ended, and that took place in August in Washington, DC, immediately preceding the musicians are back to work.] the ICSOM Conference. This was the 21st annual TMA Conference. Executive Board Member Lynne Mangan and President Troia gave Tom Mendel stepped down as the national TMA president; Anthony a presentation at Wayne State University on Friday, November 4, as (Tony) D’Amico of Boston is the new national president. Outgoing VP part of the Business of Music Lecture series. The presentation was well Walter Usiatynski will be followed in office by Paul Castillo of Califor- received, and they were invited back next semester. nia. During his time in office, President Mendel worked hard to make President Troia also attended the Art Exhibition presented by Local many changes, including transitioning to one cycle of annual billings 5 headquarters’ tenant George Graveldinger, on Sunday, November 13. and spearheading a recruitment effort to bring in new members and The exhibit was well attended and displayed works the president had chapters. Ms Mangan asked whether any Canadians belong to TMA. not previously seen. Mr Ayoub responded that currently there are no Canadian TMA chap- On motion by Ms Mangan, seconded by Mr Onachuk, to approve ters. At the conference, incoming National TMA President (and TMA the president’s report, it was approved unanimously. Boston Director) D’Amico reported that many things are chipping Sec/Treas Ayoub presented reports of Monthly Income, Cash Dis- away at the theater scene in Boston. Mr Ayoub commented that he bursements and Comparative Fiscal Year-to-Date. On motion by Mr is looking for good things to happen under the new TMA leadership. Lymperis, seconded by Mr Zelenak, to receive the financial reports, Presentations were given by outgoing President Tom Mendel, as continued on page 26 Keynote u 2nd Quarter 2016 u 25 Executive Board Minutes, 11/21/16, continued from page 25 they were received unanimously. MOT musicians, it was confirmed unanimously. The secretary-treasurer presented the Payroll reports. On motion by • On motion by Ms Mangan, seconded by VP Cornelsen, to confirm Mr Onachuk, seconded by VP Cornelsen, to approve the reports, they the approval of choosing the date and time of Monday, January 9, at were approved unanimously. noon for the upcoming Membership Orientation and Open House Sec/Treas Ayoub presented the Officers’ Expenses and Charge for publication in the 4th Quarter Keynote, it was confirmed unani- Cards reports. On motion by Ms Mangan, seconded by Mr Onachuk, mously. to approve the reports, they were approved unanimously. • On motion by Mr Onachuk, seconded by Mr Zelenak, to confirm The secretary-treasurer presented a report of New Member Ap- the approval of the date of November 21 for the November Execu- plications from James Ritchie, Kevin Irving, Gino Lazzari, Rose Laz- tive Board meeting, it was confirmed unanimously. zari and Louis Jones III. On motion by Ms Mangan, seconded by Mr • On motion by Ms Mangan, seconded by VP Cornelsen, to confirm Onachuk, to accept the applications, they were accepted unanimously. the decision to terminate the union’s relationship with American Sec/Treas Ayoub presented a report of member reinstatements, res- Income Life at the upcoming end of the term, it was confirmed ignations, suspensions/expulsions and deaths, as well as a Local Census unanimously. report. There being no new business that was not already covered in the Moving to Unfinished Business, the following epolls were confirmed: meeting, the officers wished each other a Happy Thanksgiving. • On motion by Mr Lymperis, seconded by Mr Onachuk, to confirm 1:40 pm On motion by Mr Onachuk to adjourn the meeting, sec- the approval of the payment of dues to ROPA on behalf of the onded by VP Cornelsen, the meeting was adjourned.

Minutes: Executive Board Meeting, 12/19/16

The regular monthly meeting of the Executive Board was called to formed selections from one of Glenn’s favorite quartets. The president order at 11:10 am, President George Troia being in the chair, as well handed out memorial programs from the funerals. as Vice President Douglas Cornelsen and Secretary-Treasurer Susan On motion by Mr Denniston, seconded by Ms Mangan, to approve Barna Ayoub being present. Also present were Executive Board Mem- the president’s report, it was approved unanimously. bers David Denniston, Robert Lymperis, Lynne Marie Mangan, Paul Sec/Treas Ayoub presented reports of Monthly Income, Cash Dis- Onachuk and Patrick Zelenak. bursements and Comparative Fiscal Year-to-Date. On motion by Mr On motion by Ms Mangan, seconded by Mr Onachuk, to approve Lymperis, seconded by Mr Onachuk, to receive the financial reports, the agenda, it was approved unanimously. they were received unanimously. On motion by Mr Lymperis, seconded by VP Cornelsen, to approve Sec/Treas Ayoub presented the Payroll reports. On motion by Ms the minutes of the previous meeting, they were approved unanimously. Mangan, seconded by Mr Zelenak, to approve the reports, they were The next meeting of the Executive Board will take place on Mon- approved unanimously. day, January 9 at 9:30 am – to be followed by the Member Orientation Sec/Treas Ayoub presented the Officers’ Expenses and Charge at noon and the Holiday Open House. Cards reports. On motion by Mr Lymperis, seconded by VP Cornelsen, President Troia gave the following report: to approve the reports, they were approved unanimously. The DSO Negotiating Committee met at length on December 6th Sec/Treas Ayoub presented a report of New Member Applications and 7th with attorney Kevin Case, resulting in a proposal for manage- from Alaina Volante and Jacob Matthews. On motion by Ms Mangan, ment. Subsequently, the committee met with management on Decem- seconded by Mr Onachuk, to accept the applications, they were ac- ber 12th, 13th, and 14th, and reached a tentative agreement pending cepted unanimously. approval by the DSO Board. The orchestra was notified last night, and Sec/Treas Ayoub presented a report of member reinstatements, res- a meeting has been scheduled for Thursday, January 5, 2017 with a ignations, suspensions/expulsions and deaths, as well as a Local Census ratification vote anticipated thereafter. report. On motion by VP Cornelsen, seconded by Mr Onachuk, to The new MOT agreement has been published and is being distrib- accept the applications, they were accepted unanimously. uted by MOT Union Representative Greg Near. Ms Mangan suggested the union “trumpet” its negotiating successes, Both the Fort Worth and Pittsburgh Symphony strikes have ended. as reported by President Troia above. Details can be found on our Facebook page. 12:20 pm On motion by Mr Onachuk to adjourn the meeting, The Local 5 By-Law Committee met on Friday, December 9, and seconded by VP Cornelsen, the meeting was adjourned. identified several areas of the by-laws to be modified. These will form the basis of the resolutions we plan to submit to membership. Another meeting is planned for January 4th. Several members of the board, including President Troia, attend- IMPORTANT REMINDER ed the funerals of members Glenn Andersen and Leo Harrison. Both gentlemen served on DFM committees. Glenn was a former Board Please keep your life insurance Member and also Vice President. Both were members of many trom- beneficiary information up to date. bone sections, performing at all venues, and will be greatly missed. A trombone ensemble, comprised of Local 5 members Michael Pashenee, Your heirs will love you for it. Doug Blackwell, Greg Near, Brooks Barnes and President Troia per-

KeynoteKeynote uu 3rd1st Quarter 20172016 uu 26 26 Is There Still Solidarity and Peace Among Us? by Chaplain Frankie L. Stewart-Anderson

am a retired probation officer from the UAW’s Unit 36; ten about the movement. The Wobblies are credited with II was one of the charter board members when we were “Solidarity Forever” penned by Ralph Chaplin during the organized by the UAW and I served as Unit 36’s chair- 1915 coal miners’ strike in Kanawha Valley, Virginia, with person for three terms. I left Michigan for 6 years and re- melody being adapted from “John Brown’s Body.” turned in 2002. Upon returning I got into serving my local as a retiree, and chaplain. African-American and Other Contributions As a chaplain, you are a nondenominational cleric (such Over time others were written. An African-American as a minister, pastor, rabbi, priest, imam) or a lay repre- farmer and lay preacher wrote “Roll the Union On”; he sentative of a religious tradition attached to a secular in- based it on the old spiritual “Roll the Chariot On” for the stitution such as a hospital, prison military unit, school, Southern Tenant Farmers. police department, fire department, university or private In 1912, approximately 20,000 textile workers, mostly chapel. There was a time when the women and children, held a labor word chaplain referred to a Chris- strike in Lawrence, Massachusetts. tian Faith of Belief; now it applies The wealthy don’t know The strike committee was made mainly to philosophical traditions “the struggles of working up of 56 people, with 27 different – such as those in the military forc- men and women. languages being spoken by the im- es (Wikipedia). ” migrant laborers. Many songs that were written seem to take on the mel- The Songs of Laborers ody and words of African-American Old Gospel music. In preparing to write this article, I thought of the song we For example, “I Shall Overcome” or “I’ll Be Alright,” used used to sing with pride: “Solidarity Forever.” Just as church during the 1945 Charleston, South Carolina, struggle of songs were and are encouraging to the Christians and oth- tobacco workers, many of whom were black women. We er faiths, our Union song is like that for some of us. Many know it as the civil rights movement theme song of Martin songs have been written for or by laborers expressing their L. King’s day, “We Shall Overcome.” The “I” was changed heartfelt struggles for equality. to “We” by Lucile Simmons; she loved to sing it in her Florence Reece wrote “Which Side Are You On?”, in- own style. spired when her union organizer husband was dragged from their home by a band of deputy sheriffs. Where We Are Today Woody Guthrie wrote “This Land Is Our Land,” relat- I said all this because there seems to be a missing link and ing to the 20th century working class. “So Long, It’s Been relationship that ties us all together at this point in 2017. Good to Know You” was sung by the migrants of the Great SOLIDARITY AND FREEDOM among the workers in Depression. the UAW are not like the days of 1937 and 1958 when “Union Maid” was a song of praise for the courage of workers stuck together and the meaning of solidarity was union women, and the “1913 Massacre” tells the story of the binding force. I personally thank God I know the his- the deaths of 72 people – most of whom were children – at tory of the UAW struggles that made us the greatest union a Christmas party of strikers, at the hands of copper boss in the United States of America. thugs. Walter Reuther was once questioned about profit shar- Then there was the Wobblies organization, a group of ing for union worker news reporter by Mike Wallace. On militant Industrial Workers of the World. Whenever there January 25, 1958, the UAW was preparing for contract ne- was a challenge or oppression, a song seemed to be writ- continued on page 28

Keynote u 1st Quarter 2017 u 27 Solidarity and Peace, continued from page 27 my son, a Ford Motor employee, started at Mazda, Flat Rock, and earned $15.00 an hour from the start, when gotiations. The economy was in trouble with only a 60% my coworkers had 4 years of college and earned the same auto industry and 60% steel industry workforce. We were amount in the public sector (as a government employee). facing challenges, and to meet those challenges we need- I was surprised to find out so many UAW members and ed full production to keep up with the world economy right-to-work members have frowned on the choices the (sounds like 2017). But the two things that stood out was, UAW has recommended for political support. The anger first, Reuther’s statement that “Free Labor and Free Man- and the hateful statement were a bit disturbing because of agement have a great deal more in common more than the fight to have union representation. These folks are on they have in conflict.” Freedom, he said, is an invisible val- Facebook running down the UAW with much disrespect ue; you can’t have free labor without free management. for the fight that took place 58 years ago. It is a fact that “We both need to learn to work and cooperate together we all have a mind of our own and the right to vote for to preserve our Free Society in a Free World.” He pre- whomever we want in this democratic society, but what dicted that the contract demands would one day be talked kind of legacy will we pass on to our children? about in glowing terms. This is true today, and he was right. I am proud to be a UAW member and blessed to have Much of what he predicted has come true. But one thing been able to obtain benefits as a retiree. The right to work he did not predict was the political division among the was a trick of the enemy to divide and conquer to keep United Auto Workers. us from supporting those who fight for the working class. The wealthy don’t know the struggles of working men We Need to Stand Up and women. We need to stand up for our great union. I chose to write about this subject first as a Christian, a America is already and has always been great regardless of parent and a UAW retiree who has seen where the union its faults. We don’t need a rich kid that lives in a building has been a blessing to many families and the building of with a Chinese steel structure. It will only take one stroke the middle class. My father earned $5.00 a day in the 30’s, of the pen to take away all that our forefathers fought for. Our solidarity, and our freedom, are in God’s hands. Pray with me Brothers and Sisters that our children and grand- MusiCares for Music People children might be blessed as we have been. MusiCares Foundation assists musicians, songwrit- ers, composers, recording engineers and other Frankie L. Stewart-Anderson is a tenant, office staff and mainte- music industry professionals experiencing person- nance worker for Local 5. al, medical or financial emergency . As one of The Recording Academy’s (GRAMMYs) two charitable foundations, MusiCares reaches out to assist music Dues Billing Reminder professionals struggling with medical crisis, addic- If you gave Local 5 your email address, you will tions issues, loss of livelihood, dental emergencies, not receive an invoice in your snail mail box. HIV/AIDS and other unforeseen crises. MusiCares’ If you still do wish to receive a paper invoice, assistance consists of emergency financial grants, you must let Local 5 know by simply sending and/or referral to other helping resources . The an email to: [email protected]. application process is quick and user-friendly, and Members have been known to ignore the respects the confidentiality and the dignity of the email notice on the assumption that they will applicant . For more information, contact Jennifer pay their dues when the mail carrier delivers Leff, East Region Director, toll-free at 877-303- the paper version. Consequence: Dues dead- 6962 or visit www .grammy .com/MusiCares . lines get missed and members get expelled.

Keynote u 1st Quarter 2017 u 28 b Closing Chord b Glenn Andersen passed away on November 27, 2016 at Johnny Trudell Big Band, the Real Deal and the Big Band the age of 64. He was born on November 24, 1952 in De- Express. (See Pam Harrison’s remembrance on page 30.) troit and affiliated with Local 5 in 1973. A 33-year mem- Vincent Consiglio, aka Vincent Consel & Bobby Davis, ber, he taught and played the trombone, bass trombone, died on December 19, 2016 at the age of 89. He was born tuba, baritone horn and euphonium, in addition to being on April 23, 1927 in Detroit and affiliated with Local 5 in an arranger and conductor. Glenn was also a former Vice 1947. A 69-year member, he played the tenor sax, clarinet President and Executive Board Member of Local 5. The and sang in bands for nearly 70 years. He was a well-respect- union’s Multi-Employer Community Orchestra Agree- ed educator with the Detroit Public Schools for 33 years. ment, as it appears in the 21st century, would not have been James McCarthy died on July 11, 2016 at the age of 93 if it weren’t for Glenn’s perseverance and passion to make after a long, full life that included much traveling to desti- it happen on behalf of his colleagues. Many AFM locals nations, such as Paris and London. He was born on August have contacted us over the years for copies of it to use as a 8, 1923 in Middletown, OH and affiliated with Local 5 foundation for local agreements in their jurisdictions. in 1950. A 66-year member, he played the piano and key- Donations to the Livonia Youth Symphony in his mem- board. James served in the United States Navy from Sep- ory were requested. Please send to LYPM, c/o Jeff Buck, tember 1942 through August of 1946, and later worked for 9302 Florida Street, Livonia, MI 48150. the Michigan Employment Security Commission, as well Leo Harrison passed away on December 13, 2016 at as the Labor Department in Washington D.C. Music was the age of 87. He was born on May 31, 1929 in Detroit one of his greatest joys, which he shared with many as a and affiliated with Local 5 in 1946. A 70-year member, he professional pianist into his later years. played the trombone and baritone, in addition to being Benny Moon passed away on December 27, 2016 at the an arranger and copyist. Leo performed with many star age of 88. He was born on October 1, 1928 in Detroit and celebrity artists while serving as a mentor to genera- and affiliated with Local 5 in 1991. A 65-year member, he tions of upcoming musicians who played alongside him. played the trumpet. He was the father of two current Local He performed nearly until his final days as a member of the 5 Members, Brian and Glenn Moon.

Leo Harrison is surrounded by family members: daughter A family affair: Benny Moon (right) was father to Local 5 Pam Harrison and his grandson . member Brian (left) and grandfather to Brian’s son, Miles. Keynote u 1st Quarter 2017 u 29 Detroit Federation of Musicians Member Survey To get listed in the Local 5 Intune database as a performer or teacher, you must submit your information. The easiest way, if you don’t do a profile at, is to When I was growing up, I rarely saw my dad; he fill out the form below and email, snail-mail or fax it in. would work at a music store during the day (even selling Stevie Wonder his first drum set), go to Local 5 Membership Survey (please print) rehearsals, do recordings and play his trombone at First/last name:______the gigs at night. My dad also did arrangements by Pamela A. Harrison Email address:______and copy writing. So, when I say we have a lot Website:______of musicLeo in the house,G. believe Harrison: me!!! But, my dad, What do you want known about you as a musician? my hero, got to do what he loved in life and that ______was music. He also had other “loves”; he was a ______devoted husband, a loving father and adored his grandchildren and brought music into our lives. ______Years later, I was honored to be able to get to know my dad, the man behind the trombone. ______He talked proudly of the people whom he got a What kinds of work might you be looking for? chance to work with, the traveling and some of Theater q Symphony q Club q Studio q Wed- the shows, concerts and recordings that he and his dings q Parties q Receptions q trombone took him through in the life of a musi- Other______cian. He had many great stories to tell and I I give private lessons on the following instruments: know he had so many more to tell. ______So, as a young man, he was raised by his grand- Clip and mail or fax this survey to Local 5 at: mother, grew up in Highland Park, Michigan, Detroit Federation of Musicians waited until later in life and married the love of 20833 Southfield Road Southfield, MI 48075 his lif. He was able to make a living at what he Fax: 248.569.1393 loved doing in his life and brought joy to others Email: [email protected] The Detroit Federation of Musicians respects your right to privacy and through the gift of music. will not sell or otherwise distribute this information to any third party.. Dad, I consider myself to be very blessed to have you as my father. You taught me so many things, but first and foremost what “good” music really is … and that it comes from the heart. Like to attend the next All my love, 30/50-Year + Party? See details Your daughter and a registration form on page 4. Pamela

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