Principal officer Mark York bragged on the Dallas AFL-CIO leadership team at the beginning of the Central Labor Council meeting on September 15. A standing ovation followed. As different union leaders made their reports, one could see why.
SUPPORT THE MUSICIANS STRIKE
The leadoff speaker was Stewart Williams, President of the Fort Worth local of the American Federation of Musicians. On September 8, they took the courageous step of going on strike rather than lying down for continuous wage cuts from the Fort Worth Symphony. "It's not about just wages anymore, it's about dignity," he said.[caption caption="Musicians President Stewart Williams was well received in Dallas"]
A quick passing of the hat and a match from the AFL-CIO netted $644 for the strikers' cause. That amount pushed them over $17,000 toward their initial $25,000 fund raising goal. The first question asked from the floor was "How can we help?"
What can you do?
- Listen to the musicians' stories on youtube
- Make a donation on-line
- Sign the petition to support FWSO musicians.
- Tweet your support @FWSOMusicians
- Show your support on their facebook page.