We find ourselves at a crossroads.We’ve had great attendance at the individual company meetings which we’ve held around town. A core group of interested and enthusiastic people have signed authorization cards and indicated a willingness to carry the message back to their co-workers. We’ve even reached majority status at one company.On the other hand, we’ve been taken aback by the negative tone of an article in Daily Variety, and humbled by an article in the LA Times chronicling difficult if not impossible business conditions in our industry. And, bloggers have made it clear to us that we need to update our communication techniques to reach a broader base. We hear you, loud and clear!!I promise. A website is coming. And more open access to information.So, we hope you’ll attend our picnic this Sunday at the beach in Santa Monica. We’ll be at the intersection of Ocean Park and Barnard Way. Actually, we’ll be on the grass, at the picnic tables, about 100 yards north of Ocean Park. We really hope to see a lot of you.Please come prepared to ask some hard questions, and to tell us what is important to YOU. Where do you want us to go? What information are you still seeking? How can we best communicate with you. And, how do we reach out to your co-workers who are too shy, too busy, and not inclined to venture out to attend a “union meeting”. We need the support of the entire community. And we really need your input.Tell us how you feel. Really. And let’s get this moving into the twenty first century.thanks,Jimmy
Artists, the ball is in your court.