Musicians ofthe Louisville Orch.Need Your Support!

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06 Apr 2012 07:35 #566 by Delmar Williams
Press Release from the Musicians Of the Louisville Orchestra. They need your support!! Sign the petition!
News: Management has decided to (try to) hire replacement musicians.

Email received at 11pm ET April 5.
Sign the petition!!
http://www.change.org/petitions/get-behind-the-music-support-the-louisville-orchestra-musicians

Help support the Louisville Orchestra Musicians Association

We are reaching out to our supporters tonight to ask for your help.Tomorrow morning, you are going to read on front page of the Courier-Journal that the Louisville Orchestra Board of Directors will be setting out to replace the Orchestra musicians effective immediately.

PLEASE BE ADVISED

Official Request from the Louisville Orchestra Musicians' Association

Tomorrow morning, you are going to read on front page of the Courier-Journal that the Louisville Orchestra Board of Directors will be setting out to replace the Orchestra musicians effective immediately.
This decision comes after the Musicians Association agreed to binding recommendations with a nationally recognized orchestra consultant. This consultant will be able to change the musician's contract as he see fit.

We also requested that the Louisville Orchestra management do the same. However, management vehemently refuses to be looked at and audited. It would rather seek foreign and non-union musicians.

If you support the Louisville Orchestra musicians, we request that you take the following immediate actions:

Go online and sign our petition. Make sure to leave your thoughts and frustrations in the comments section

Call Mayor Greg Fischer and Council President Jim King (contact information on following page) to tell them that you disagree with the Louisville Orchestra Board of Directors' rash decision to replace the musicians. Leave a message if you get their voicemail.

Send an email to Mayor Greg Fischer and Council President Jim King reiterating that you disagree with Orchestra Board's decision.

Repost this announcement on your Facebook, Twitter, and any other social accounts announcing this move by the Board. Ask your friends urgently to repost, sign the petition and follow these same requests.

This is an incredibly time sensitive matter, and we ask that you take a stand this evening, and show your support for the orchestra musicians.

With the Courier-Journal story hitting early tomorrow morning, it is crucial to get our message out this evening and apply as much pressure as possible to Mayor Fischer, specifically Councilman Jim King, the remaining Metro Council members, and the Louisville Orchestra's Board of Directors and management.

Thank you for your support, and for getting behind the music. Please go to www.lomusicians.org to download our press release from this afternoon.

Contact Information

Mayor Greg Fischer & Administration

Main Phone - 502.574.2003

Alternative Phone - 502.574.5354

Mayor Fischer - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Ellen Hesen, Chief of Staff - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Chris Poynter, Communication Director - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Council President Jim King

Please note that Councilman King is leaning toward supporting the musicians. Make sure you request his public support.

Phone - 502.574.1192

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Louisville Metro Council Members

Please click the link below to see a list of current Metro Council members. Click on specific Councilmember to view their phone number and submit an email.

Metro Council Website - www.louisvilleky.gov

Email Addresses - Each Councilmember's email address is their 'This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.'. Exceptions are This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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