Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Wayne Newton Strike! Las Vegas Rules!


Attention: Wayne Newton (dba Erin Miel, Inc.) has been placed on the AFM's International Unfair List (posted on the AFM website and in the January 2006 issue of the International Musician), this prohibits all AFM members from rendering services for Newton performances.

The Musicians Union of Las Vegas, Local 369 AFM, remains on strike against Newton over serious labor issues. A non-union band replaces our members!

Local 369 Website

Faxed Announcement Not on Web:

To All Southern Nevada Central Labor Council Affiliates:

The Musicians Union of Las Vega, Local 369, after 11 months of good faith bargaining, had no choice but to initiate a strike against Wayne Newton (dba Erin Miel, Inc.)

The Union did everything in its power to reach an agreement time after time trying diligently to accomodate Mr. Newton's concerns. All of our efforts apparently weren't enough. Mr. Newton insists that he has the right to have his employees work OFF THE CLOCK. This is where we had to draw the line and are asking all AFL-CIO affiliates to draw the same line by boycotting his show. Please let your friends, family and associates know just how "Mr. Las Vegas" has gone including his hiring an all non-union SCAB pick up band.


Thom Pastor

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