Posted by Charles on March 01, 2000 at 01:35:27:
Thanks everyone, for indulging me while I get the rebel yell out of my system.
Last year's meeting, in spite of my similar militant call to action, was extremely professional and impressive in the way that the artists conducted themselves. There were a couple of times where things got lively, but it made the event that much more interesting. No matter what the turnout, a professional attitude and appropriate behavior will be the order of the day. Last year's meeting is the model for April 3rd. There won't be picket signs, yelling or screaming. It will be professional in every respect.
As far as the agenda is concerned, pick your subject and bring it to the floor. In a post left by Graham down below, he made some excellent suggestions about what we should discuss. Everything but the roast of yours truly. Snow Scarlet made a great suggestion about whether or not the Union should break away from IATSE. It may or may not be a good idea, but it's certainly something that the industry should address.
I can't say how many will show up. The more we get, the stronger our statement will be. If our numbers are modest, we have the advantage of a more effective discussion since everyone who wants to speak will get their chance. No matter what the turnout, I'm sure it will be well worth the effort to get there and the sacrifice of an afternoon at work. Besides, the Empire Room at Sportsmen's Lodge is impressive. It has a history and it's a great place to hang out.
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