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Local 655 Urges Boycott of South Florida Symphony


The South Florida Musicians Association encourages members of its community to boycott the South Florida Symphony (SFS). The symphony is delinquent in paying wages to its musicians; many have yet to be paid for any of the work they performed in 2014 and only recently received payment for the work they performed in November 2013.

SFS first had payroll difficulties when it expanded beyond Key West in 2010. Unable to pay musicians for a January 2010 concert, the symphony canceled its spring concert that season. It resumed operations in October 2010, making partial payments for the January and October 2010 performances, but subsequently canceled the remainder of the season. The musicians were not fully compensated until December 2011. Additionally, musicians of the neighboring Miami Symphony Orchestra have not been paid in months. AFM members are asked to sign petitions demanding that the musicians be paid for their services.

To sign the South Florida Symphony Orchestra petition Click Here

To sign the Miami Symphony Orchestra petition Click Here

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