Manuscript Finding Aid

A Guide to the Records of
The American Federation of Musicians, Reno Local No. 368
Collection No. 91-37

American Federation of Musicians
Reno Local No. 368

A musicians' union has existed in Reno, Nevada, since 1909. The American Federation of Musicians (AFM), Reno Local No. 368, was chartered January 1, 1917 as the Reno Musicians' Protective Union Local No. 368. The Union formally incorporated in Nevada on June 30, 1950 as the Reno Musicians' Union. The Union has also been known as the Reno Musicians' Protective Union Local No. 368 and the Reno Musicians Association; all of these names were used throughout the records. Local 368's jurisdiction includes Reno, Sparks, Carson City, and Lake Tahoe.

The purpose of forming a union was to unite musicians of Reno and the vicinity for better protection of their interests, to regulate wages and all business connected with the musical profession, and to enforce good faith and fair dealing between its members. Membership was open to all instrumental performers who had been residents of the area for at least 30 days (later changed to 90 days) and who were approved by the Board of Directors. Honorary membership could be awarded to eminent composers or instrumentalists, or any other non-professional who had distinguished himself to the benefit of the Union or musical profession.

The Union was under the leadership of its officers: president, vice-president, secretary, treasurer (later combined into the secretary-treasurer), three trustees, an eight-member Board of Directors, and a sergeant at arms. Based on information found in the collection it appears that the secretary-treasurer was a full-time position and carried out the everyday activities of the Union.

Prior to 1950, the Union met at the Labor Temple at 440 N. Virginia Street, Reno. Union members voted in June of 1950 to buy the buildings and property at 120 W. Taylor Street. The current union hall was built in 1962-63 at 124 W. Taylor Street. Over the years the building was shared by the Musicians Union, the Reno Musicians Federal Credit Union, and presently, the Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees Union Local 86.

Union members twice organized a credit union for members; the first was prior to 1964; the second existed from 1964-1973. A more complete history of the Credit Union can be found in the section of this guide which describes Series 5, Reno Musicians' Federal Credit Union.
Throughout its history, the Union has taken very seriously its constitutional charge of securing and providing for improved wages, hours, working conditions, and other economic advantages. It has been able to do so through its organization, rules, regulations, negotiations, binding arbitration, collective bargaining, and threat of strike.

 

Scope and Content

The records of the American Federation of Musicians, Reno Local No. 368 were donated in 1991 by Local 368. The collection dates from 1909-1910 and 1930-1984 and has a volume of 42 cubic feet. There are no restrictions on access to these records.

The collection is relatively complete for the period 1960-1984, and well represented from a financial aspect for the years 1930-1960. All activities of the Union can be documented through the minutes, alphabetical files, stewards' reports, grievances, and collective bargaining series. Not only do these records chronicle one facet of organized labor in Reno but they also pull together in one location, documentation about the entertainment industry in Reno, particularly in casinos, through the stewards' reports and collective bargaining series.

The arrangement of this collection follows the original order as created by the Union. One of the largest series, the Alphabetical Files, contains both correspondence and subject files which would normally be divided into separate series. Correspondence is located in several sections within the alphabetical files; some may be found under "Correspondence" and some under the name of the sender, such as "AFM-Correspondence" or "President's Files-Correspondence." The content of the correspondence files is both local and national in scope, as the Local often referred issues and conflicts to the parent body for resolution or clarification. Other correspondence between the Local and individual members deals with day-to-day operations, rules, regulations, and other details of Union membership.

These records provide evidence of the evolution of casinos in Reno, Nevada, and, in particular, the type of entertainment they offered to visitors. In general, the trend was a change from many casinos offering their visitors "big name" entertainment, to only a few operating such venues. This change in the entertainment industry had repercussions on the local economy, professional musicians, and the Musicians' Union as well. Casinos with showrooms hired "house bands" to provide the accompaniment for their headliners; as showrooms closed and casinos economized, fewer positions were available to union members and less income accrued to the Union from work dues.

One of the most important topics featured in this collection is that of the role of trade unions in Reno. The labor movement in Reno has a spotty history; strong in the years prior to the Great Depression of the 1930s and weaker since then. Nevada's status as a "right to work" state complicates the Union's goal to make the Reno entertainment industry a "union shop." Collective bargaining issues in this collection clearly illustrate those goals, as the casino industry tried numerous times to weaken the Union by refusing to bargain collectively, or by asserting that the Union could not legally represent musicians. Both the Alphabetical Files, Series 2, and Collective Bargaining Agreements, Series 3, provide illustrations for these trends.

 

Processed by: Susan Searcy
Date: July 11, 1991
Guide updated: February 2011

 

The records of the American Federation of Musicians, Reno Local No. 368, are organized into the following series:

Series 1: Minutes

Series 2: Alphabetical Files

Series 3: Collective Bargaining Agreements

Series 4: Grievances

Series 5: Reno Musicians' Federal Credit Union Administrative Files

Series 6: Stewards' Reports

Series 7: Financial Records

 

91-37/1   Series 1: Minutes.   1930-1984.   96 folders (3.5 cu. ft.).

Series 1 contains the minutes of regular and special meetings of the Board of Directors and Annual Membership Meetings derive from the Reno Musicians' Protective Union Local No. 368, Reno Musicians' Union No. 368, and the Reno Musicians' Association. The minutes provide names of board members and officers present at meetings, reports of business conducted, and names of new members or members suspended. Issues discussed included changes to bylaws, relations with the Central Trades and Labor Council, events in Reno involving musicians, the state of "live music" in Reno/Sparks, resolutions, financial matters, benefit performances, decisions of the Board sitting as a hearing board, and special projects. The minutes are arranged chronologically.

Box 1
91-37/1/1   Reno Musicians Protective Union: Minutes, June to December 1930.

91-37/1/2   Reno Musicians Protective Union: Minutes, 1931.

91-37/1/3   Reno Musicians Protective Union: Minutes, 1932.

91-37/1/4   Reno Musicians Protective Union: Minutes, 1933.

91-37/1/5   Reno Musicians Protective Union: Minutes, 1934.

91-37/1/6   Reno Musicians Protective Union: Minutes, 1935.

91-37/1/7   Reno Musicians Protective Union: Minutes, 1936.

91-37/1/8   Reno Musicians Protective Union: Minutes, 1937.

91-37/1/9   Reno Musicians Protective Union: Minutes, 1938.

91-37/1/10   Reno Musicians Protective Union: Minutes, 1939.

91-37/1/11   Reno Musicians Protective Union: Minutes, 1940.

91-37/1/12   Reno Musicians Protective Union: Minutes, 1941.

91-37/1/13   Reno Musicians Protective Union: Minutes, 1942.

91-37/1/14   Reno Musicians Protective Union: Minutes, 1943.

91-37/1/15   Reno Musicians Protective Union: Minutes, 1944.

91-37/1/16   Reno Musicians Protective Union: Minutes, 1945.

91-37/1/17   Reno Musicians Protective Union: Minutes, 1946.

91-37/1/18   Reno Musicians Protective Union: Minutes, 1947.

91-37/1/19   Reno Musicians Protective Union: Minutes, 1948.

91-37/1/20   Reno Musicians Protective Union: Minutes, 1949.

91-37/1/21   Reno Musicians Protective Union: Minutes, 1950.

91-37/1/22   Reno Musicians Protective Union: Minutes, 1951.

91-37/1/23   Reno Musicians Protective Association: Minutes, 1952.

91-37/1/24   Reno Musicians Protective Association: Minutes, 1953.

91-37/1/25   Reno Musicians Protective Association: Minutes, 1954.

91-37/1/26   Reno Musicians Protective Union: Minutes, 1955.

91-37/1/27   Reno Musicians Protective Union: Minutes, 1956.

91-37/1/28   Reno Musicians Protective Association: Minutes, January to June 1957.

91-37/1/29   Reno Musicians Protective Union: Minutes, July to December 1957.

91-37/1/30   Reno Musicians Protective Union: Minutes, January to June 1958.

91-37/1/31   Reno Musicians Protective Union: Minutes, July to December 1958.

91-37/1/32   Reno Musicians Protective Association: Minutes, January to June 1959.

91-37/1/33   Reno Musicians Protective Association: Minutes, July to December 1959.

Box 2
91-37/1/34   Reno Musicians Protective Association: Minutes, January to June 1960.

91-37/1/35   Reno Musicians Protective Association: Minutes, July to December 1960.

91-37/1/36   Reno Musicians Protective Union: Minutes, January to June 1961.

91-37/1/37   Reno Musicians Protective Union: Minutes, July to December 1961.

91-37/1/38   Reno Musicians Protective Association: Minutes, January to May 1962.

91-37/1/39   Reno Musicians Protective Association: Minutes, June to December 1962.

91-37/1/40   Reno Musicians Protective Union: Minutes, January to March 1963.

91-37/1/41   Reno Musicians Protective Union: Minutes, April to June 1963.

91-37/1/42   Reno Musicians Protective Union: Minutes, July to September 1963.

91-37/1/43   Reno Musicians Protective Union: Minutes, October 1963.

91-37/1/44   Reno Musicians Protective Union: Minutes, November to December 1963.

91-37/1/45   Reno Musicians Protective Association: Minutes, January to May 1964.

91-37/1/46   Reno Musicians Protective Association: Minutes, June to December 1964.

91-37/1/47   Reno Musicians Protective Association: Minutes, January to May 1965.

91-37/1/48   Reno Musicians Protective Association: Minutes, June to December 1965.

91-37/1/49   Reno Musicians Protective Union: Minutes, January to March 1966.

91-37/1/50   Reno Musicians Protective Union: Minutes, April to June 1966.

91-37/1/51   Reno Musicians Protective Union: Minutes, July to September 1966.

91-37/1/52   Reno Musicians Protective Union: Minutes, October to December 1966.

91-37/1/53   Reno Musicians Protective Association: Minutes, January to June 1967.

91-37/1/54   Reno Musicians Protective Association: Minutes, July to December 1967.

91-37/1/55   Reno Musicians Protective Association: Minutes, January to June 1968.

91-37/1/56   Reno Musicians Protective Association: Minutes, July to December 1968.

Box 3
91-37/1/57   Reno Musicians Protective Association: Minutes, January to April 1969.

91-37/1/58   Reno Musicians Protective Association: Minutes, May to August 1969.

91-37/1/59   Reno Musicians Protective Association: Minutes, September to December 1969.

91-37/1/60   Reno Musicians Protective Union: Minutes, January to February 1970.

91-37/1/61   Reno Musicians Protective Union: Minutes, March to June 1970.

91-37/1/62   Reno Musicians Protective Union: Minutes, July to August 1970.

91-37/1/63   Reno Musicians Protective Union: Minutes, September to December 1970.

91-37/1/64   Reno Musicians Protective Association: Minutes, January to June 1971.

91-37/1/65   Reno Musicians Protective Association: Minutes, July to December 1971.

91-37/1/66   Reno Musicians Protective Association: Minutes, January to March 1972.

91-37/1/67   Reno Musicians' Union: Minutes, April to July 1972.

91-37/1/68   Reno Musicians' Union: Minutes, August to December 1972.

91-37/1/69   Reno Musicians' Union: Minutes, January to May 1973.

91-37/1/70   Reno Musicians' Union: Minutes, June to December 1973.

91-37/1/71   Reno Musicians' Union: Minutes, January to April 1974.

91-37/1/72   Reno Musicians' Union: Minutes, May to August 1974.

91-37/1/73   Reno Musicians' Union: Minutes, September to December 1974.

91-37/1/74   Reno Musicians' Union: Minutes, 1975.

91-37/1/75   Reno Musicians' Union: Minutes, January to June 1976.

91-37/1/76   Reno Musicians' Union: Minutes, July to December 1976.

91-37/1/77   Reno Musicians' Union: Minutes, January to June 1977.

91-37/1/78   Reno Musicians' Union: Minutes, July to December 1977.

91-37/1/79   Reno Musicians' Union: Minutes, January to June 1978.

91-37/1/80   Reno Musicians' Union: Minutes, July to December 1978.

91-37/1/81   Reno Musicians' Union: Minutes, January to June 1979.

91-37/1/82   Reno Musicians' Union: Minutes, July to December 1979.

91-37/1/83   Reno Musicians' Union: Minutes, January to June 1980.

91-37/1/84   Reno Musicians' Union: Minutes, July to December 1980.

Box 4
91-37/1/85   Reno Musicians' Union: Minutes, January to June 1981.

91-37/1/86   Reno Musicians' Union: Minutes, July to December 1981.

91-37/1/87   Reno Musicians' Union: Minutes, January to June 1982.

91-37/1/88   Reno Musicians' Union: Minutes, July to December 1982.

91-37/1/89   Reno Musicians' Union: Minutes, January to June 1983.

91-37/1/90   Reno Musicians' Union: Minutes, July to December 1983.

91-37/1/91   Reno Musicians' Association: Board of Directors meeting minutes, August 1950 to December 1963.

91-37/1/92   Reno Musicians' Association: Board of Directors meeting minutes, January 1964 to December 1965.

91-37/1/93   Reno Musicians' Association: Board of Directors meeting minutes, January 1966 to December 1967.

91-37/1/94   Reno Musicians' Association: Board of Directors meeting minutes, January 1972 to December 1976.

91-37/1/95   Reno Musicians' Association: Board of Directors meeting minutes, January 1977 to December 1980.

91-37/1/96   Reno Musicians Association: Minutes 1981.

 

91-37/2   Series 2: Alphabetical Files.   1950-1984. 271 folders (7 cu. ft.).

Series 2 consists of subject files which include correspondence; constitutions and bylaws; and files about specific individuals, issues, and events. They include materials sent to or received from the parent union, the American Federation of Musicians, concerning business affairs with Local 368. Subjects covered include legal issues; death benefits; agreements for performances on radio, television, and film; the Law and Legislation Committee; the National Association of Orchestra Leaders; National Labor Relations Board (NLRB); Nevada State Labor Commissioner; local hotels and casinos; and wage scales. In several instances files which were found in other series were intermingled with the Alphabetical Files; for example, NLRB case files are similar to those in Series 4, "Grievances," and Alphabetical Files listed under names of individual hotels are often negotiation documents like those found in Series 3, "Collective Bargaining Agreements." The Alphabetical Files are arranged alphabetically and chronologically within each category.

Box 4
91-37/2/1   Advisory Committee on Negotiations, 1975, pt. 1.

91-37/2/2   Advisory Committee on Negotiations, 1975, pt. 2.

91-37/2/3   Al Sherman Celebrities, Inc. Grievance regarding "Turning Point", 1980.

91-37/2/4   American Federation of Musicians President, Vic Fuentealba: Correspondence, 1979-1980.

91-37/2/5   American Federation of Musicians Assistant to the President, Robert Crothers, 1981.

91-37/2/6   American Federation of Musicians Assistant to the President, Ted Dreher, 1981.

91-37/2/7   American Federation of Musicians International Representative, Joseph "Skip" Shortlidge.

91-37/2/8   American Federation of Musicians Secretary-Treasurer, J. Martin Emerson, 1981.

91-37/2/9   American Federation of Musicians State Legislative Director, 1979-1982.

91-37/2/10   American Federation of Musicians State Legislative Director, 1979-1982.

91-37/2/11   American Federation of Musicians: Work dues, 1981.

91-37/2/12   American Federation of Musicians: Federation initiation fee, 1981.

91-37/2/13   American Federation of Musicians: Pension plan for officers, 1972-1982.

91-37/2/14   American Federation of Musicians: Pension plan for officers, 1972-1982.

91-37/2/15   American Federation of Musicians: Pension fund correspondence, 1964-1980.

Box 5
91-37/2/16   American Income Life Insurance Company, 1975-1979.

91-37/2/17   Renny Ashleman, 1970-1977; Attendance records of officers [see Box 34].

91-37/2/18   Auditors, 1977-1982.

91-37/2/19   Auditors, 1977-1982.

91-37/2/20   Auditors, 1977-1982.

91-37/2/21   Bank reconciliations, 1979-1984.

91-37/2/22   Bank reconciliations, 1979-1984.

91-37/2/23   Bank reconciliations, 1979-1984.

91-37/2/24   Bank reconciliations, 1979-1984.

91-37/2/25   Bellows, Beverly vs. Harrah's, 1974-1975.

91-37/2/26   Bloodplan: BSP Insurance Co.

91-37/2/27   Board citations, 1980.

91-37/2/28   Board of Directors, 1980.

91-37/2/29   Booking Agent's correspondence, 1968-1981.

91-37/2/30   Booking Agent's correspondence, 1968-1981.

91-37/2/31   Booking Agent's correspondence, 1968-1981.

91-37/2/32   Booking Agent's correspondence, 1968-1981.

91-37/2/33   Booking Agent's correspondence, 1968-1981.

91-37/2/34   Booking Agent's correspondence, 1968-1981.

91-37/2/35   Booking Agent's correspondence, 1968-1981.

91-37/2/36   Booking Agent's correspondence, 1968-1981.

91-37/2/37   Business Agent's expenses, 1979-1983.

91-37/2/38   Business Agent's expenses, 1979-1983.

91-37/2/39   Business Agent's expenses, 1979-1983.

91-37/2/40   Cabaret tax, State of Nevada.

Box 35
91-37/2/41   Cal Neva Lodge, 1950-1979; Calendars of headliners appearing in Reno/Sparks.

Box 5
91-37/2/42   Carson City Nugget, 1967-1978.

91-37/2/43   Comprehensive Employment and Training Act, 1978.

91-37/2/44   Stephen Cloud grievance.

91-37/2/45   Constitution and bylaws, 1917; 1951; 1959; 1964; 1974; 1978.

91-37/2/46   Constitution and bylaws: Amendments election, December 5, 1969.

91-37/2/47   Correspondence from members, 1976.

91-37/2/48   Correspondence from members, 1976.

91-37/2/49   Correspondence to members, 1976.

91-37/2/50   Correspondence, varied, 1976.

91-37/2/51   Correspondence, varied, 1976.

91-37/2/52   Correspondence from members, 1977.

91-37/2/53   Correspondence from members, 1977.

91-37/2/54   Correspondence to members, 1977.

Box 6
91-37/2/55   Correspondence, varied, 1977.

91-37/2/56   Correspondence, varied, 1977.

91-37/2/57   Correspondence, varied, 1977.

91-37/2/58   Correspondence from members, 1978.

91-37/2/59   Correspondence to members, 1978.

91-37/2/60   Correspondence, varied, 1978.

91-37/2/61   Correspondence, varied, 1978.

91-37/2/62   Correspondence from members, 1979.

91-37/2/63   Correspondence to members, 1979.

91-37/2/64   Correspondence, varied, 1979.

91-37/2/65   Correspondence to members, 1980.

91-37/2/66   Correspondence from members, 1980.

91-37/2/67   Correspondence, varied, 1980.

91-37/2/68   Correspondence to members, 1981.

91-37/2/69   Correspondence to members, 1981.

91-37/2/70   Correspondence, varied. 1981.

91-37/2/71   Correspondence, other locals, 1981.

91-37/2/72   Correspondence, traveling members, 1981.

91-37/2/73   Correspondence to members, 1982.

91-37/2/74   Correspondence to members, 1982.

91-37/2/75   Robert Crothers: Assistant to American Federation of Musicians President, 1970-1979.

91-37/2/76   Robert Crothers: Assistant to American Federation of Musicians President, 1970-1979.

91-37/2/77   Hal Davis, 1976-1977.

91-37/2/78   Death benefits paid, 1969; 1973-1979.

91-37/2/79   Death benefits paid, 1969; 1973-1979.

91-37/2/80   Death benefits paid, 1969; 1973-1979.

91-37/2/81   Death benefits paid, 1969; 1973-1979.

91-37/2/82   Death benefits paid, 1969; 1973-1979.

Box 7
91-37/2/83   Death benefits paid, 1980-1983.

91-37/2/84   Death benefits paid, 1980-1983.

91-37/2/85   Death benefits paid, 1980-1983.

91-37/2/86   Death benefits paid, 1980-1983.

91-37/2/87   Death benefits paid, 1980-1983.

91-37/2/88   Defaulters list for Nevada, 1968-1969.

91-37/2/89   Defaulters list of American Federation of Musicians, 1974-1979.

91-37/2/90   Duties of officers, 1973.

91-37/2/91   Elections, 1969-1984.

91-37/2/92   Elections, 1969-1984.

91-37/2/93   Elections, 1969-1984.

91-37/2/94   Elections, 1969-1984.

91-37/2/95   Elections, 1969-1984.

91-37/2/96   Elections, 1969-1984.

91-37/2/97   Elections, 1969-1984.

91-37/2/98   Elections, 1969-1984.

91-37/2/99   Elections, 1969-1984.

91-37/2/100   J. Martin Emerson: Secretary-Treasurer, American Federation of Musicians, 1975-1979.

91-37/2/101   J. Martin Emerson: Secretary-Treasurer, American Federation of Musicians, 1975-1979.

91-37/2/102   J. Martin Emerson: Secretary-Treasurer, American Federation of Musicians, 1975-1979.

91-37/2/103   Employee welfare/benefit plan, 1968.

91-37/2/104   Federation forms, 1980.

91-37/2/105   Federation initiation fee, 1980.

91-37/2/106   Financial reports of Secretary of Local 368, 1976-1981.

91-37/2/107   Financial reports of Secretary of Local 368, 1976-1981.

91-37/2/108   Financial reports of Secretary of Local 368, 1976-1981.

91-37/2/109   Financial reports of Secretary of Local 368, 1976-1981.

91-37/2/110   Financial reports of Secretary of Local 368, 1976-1981.

91-37/2/111   Financial reports of Secretary of Local 368, 1976-1981.

91-37/2/112   Frankie Fanelli television show, 1971-1976.

91-37/2/113   Attila Galamb television and radio commercial announcements agreement, 1976.

91-37/2/114   John Hall: Assistant to American Federation of Musicians President, 1976-1977.

91-37/2/115   William L. Hammersmith, Attorney, 1967; 1970.

91-37/2/116   Indoctrination of new members, 1973-1979.

91-37/2/117   Insurance, 1979-1981.

91-37/2/118   Insurance, 1979-1981.

91-37/2/119   I.R.S. returns, 1967-1976.

91-37/2/120   Investigation: Dick Mordenti vs. DCT Entertainment Corporation, David Clay Thomas, 1974-1975.

91-37/2/121   Henry Kaiser, Attorney, 1963-1979.

91-37/2/122   King's Castle, 1970-1974.

Box 8
91-37/2/123   Labor Commissioner: Claimant's affidavit of wage claim.

91-37/2/124   Paul Lamboley, Attorney, 1976.

91-37/2/125   Law and Legislation Committee. Includes Lea Act, 1976-1980.

91-37/2/126   Law and Legislation Committee. Includes Lea Act, 1976-1980.

91-37/2/127   Law and Legislation Committee. Includes Lea Act, 1976-1980.

91-37/2/128   Legal Counsel Denis Sabbath, 1979-1981.

91-37/2/129   Legal fees, 1982-1984.

91-37/2/130   Legal fees, 1982-1984.

91-37/2/131   E. V. Lewis, Assistant to America Federation of Musicians President, 1969-1980.

91-37/2/132   Local 12, Sacramento, 1971-1975.

91-37/2/133   Local 47, Los Angeles, 1970-1975.

91-37/2/134   Local 369, Las Vegas, 1973.

91-37/2/135   Locals, others, 1973-1980.

91-37/2/136   Locals, others, 1973-1980.

91-37/2/137   Locals, others, 1973-1980.

91-37/2/138   Locals, others, 1973-1980.

91-37/2/139   Locals, others, 1973-1980.

91-37/2/140   Larry McDonell, Assistant to American Federation of Musicians President, 1973-1976.

91-37/2/141   Money Mart Assets, Inc., 1982.

91-37/2/142   Motion picture agreement.

91-37/2/143   Music Awareness Day: 1st and 2nd annual, 1982-1983.

91-37/2/144   Music Awareness Day: 1st and 2nd annual, 1982-1983.

91-37/2/145   Music Educators' National Conference: Music code of ethics, 1964; 1977.

91-37/2/146   Musicians' Insurance Trust, 1972-1975.

91-37/2/147   Musicians' Insurance Service, 1967-1968.

91-37/2/148   Music Performance Trust Fund projects and Casual Engagements Availability lists, 1970-1981.

91-37/2/149   Music Performance Trust Fund projects and Casual Engagements Availability lists, 1970-1981.

91-37/2/150   Music Performance Trust Fund projects and Casual Engagements Availability lists, 1970-1981.

91-37/2/151   Music Performance Trust Fund projects and Casual Engagements Availability lists, 1970-1981.

91-37/2/152   National Association of Orchestra Leaders, no date.

91-37/2/153   National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation, Inc., 1978.

91-37/2/154   National Labor Relations Board, 1967-1977.

91-37/2/155   National Labor Relations Board, 1967-1977.

91-37/2/156   National Labor Relations Board case 20-CH-4873: Local 368 vs. varied clubs, 1968.

91-37/2/157   National Labor Relations Board case 20-CH-4873: Local 368 vs. varied clubs, 1968.

91-37/2/158   National Labor Relations Board case 20-CH-5470: Local 368 vs. John Ascuaga's Nugget, 1968-1969.

91-37/2/159   National Labor Relations Board case 20-CH-11208: Local 368 vs. Harolds Club, 1976.

91-37/2/160   National Labor Relations Board case 20-CH-11210: Local 368 vs. Ponderosa Hotel, 1976

Box 9
91-37/2/161   National Labor Relations Board case 20-CH-11842: Against the Ponderosa Hotel, 1976.

91-37/2/162   National Labor Relations Board case 13244: Local 368 vs. Mapes Hotel, 1977.

91-37/2/163   National Labor Relations Board case 20-CB-1536: Local 368 vs. 7 Leaders, 1966-1967.

91-37/2/164   National Labor Relations Board case 20-CB-1536: Local 368 vs. 7 Leaders, 1966-1967.

91-37/2/165   National Labor Relations Board case 20-CB-1536: Local 368 vs. 7 Leaders, 1966-1967.

91-37/2/166   National Labor Relations Board case 20-CB-1536: Local 368 vs. 7 Leaders, 1966-1967.

91-37/2/167   National Labor Relations Board case 20-CB-1536: Local 368 vs. 7 Leaders, 1966-1967.

91-37/2/168   National Labor Relations Board case 20-CB-1536: Local 368 vs. 7 Leaders, 1966-1967.

91-37/2/169   National Labor Relations Board case 20-CB-1710: National Association of Orchestra Leaders vs. Local 368, 1967-1968.

91-37/2/170   National Labor Relations Board case 20-CB-1830: Mapes Hotel/J. Shelton vs. Local 368, 1968-1969.

91-37/2/171   National Labor Relations Board case 20-CB-3181: Silver State Talent Agency vs. Local 368, 1974.

91-37/2/172   National Labor Relations Board case 20-CC-771/773 & 782: Local 368 vs. National Association of Orchestra Leaders and American Guild of Variety Artists/Charles Peterson.

91-37/2/173   National Labor Relations Board case 20-CC-771/773 & 782: Local 368 vs. National Association of Orchestra Leaders and American Guild of Variety Artists/Charles Peterson.

91-37/2/174   National Labor Relations Board case 20-CC-771/773 & 782: Local 368 vs. National Association of Orchestra Leaders and American Guild of Variety Artists/Charles Peterson.

91-37/2/175   National Labor Relations Board case 20-CC-771/773 & 782: Local 368 vs. National Association of Orchestra Leaders and American Guild of Variety Artists/Charles Peterson.

91-37/2/176   National Labor Relations Board case 20-CC-1481: Silver State Talent Agency vs. Local 368, 1974.

91-37/2/177   National Labor Relations Board case 21-CE-12: C. Peterson vs. Union/Harrah's, 1979.

91-37/2/178   National Labor Relations Board case 31-CA-6306 & 31-CB-2368: Nevada Resort Association vs. Las Vegas Musicians' Union, 1968.

91-37/2/179   National Labor Relations Board case 32-CB-932: Jalapeno vs. Local 368, 1981.

91-37/2/180   National Labor Relations Board case 32-CB-278: Prentice Minner vs. Local 368, 1978-1981.

91-37/2/181   National Labor Relations Board case 32-CB-278: Prentice Minner vs. Local 368, 1978-1981.

91-37/2/182   National Labor Relations Board case 32-CE-12: National Association of Orchestra Leaders vs. American Federation of Musicians and Harrah's.

91-37/2/183   Nevada Alliance for the Arts, 1978.

91-37/2/184   Nevada Industrial Commission: General, 1973-1975.

91-37/2/185   Nevada AFL-CIO, 1977-1983.

91-37/2/186   Nevada AFL-CIO, 1977-1983.

91-37/2/187   Nevada AFL-CIO, 1977-1983.

91-37/2/188   Nevada AFL-CIO, 1977-1983.

91-37/2/189   Nevada AFL-CIO, 1977-1983.

91-37/2/190   Nevada State Gaming Control Board, 1965.

91-37/2/191   Nevada State Labor Commissioner, 1970-1979.

91-37/2/192   Newspaper clippings, 1969-1980.

91-37/2/193   Newspaper clippings, 1969-1980.

91-37/2/194   North Shore Club, 1973-1977.

91-37/2/195   Northern Nevada Labor News, 1967-1968.

91-37/2/196   Northwest Conference of Musicians, 1973-1980.

91-37/2/197   Northwest Conference of Musicians, 1973-1980.

91-37/2/198   Northwest Conference of Musicians, 1973-1980.

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91-37/2/199   Notices of termination of engagement or contract, 1957-1963.

91-37/2/200   Notification to management regarding revision of wage scales, 1973-1977.

91-37/2/201   Orchestras, Arrangers and Copyists Committee, 1972.

91-37/2/202   Passarelli, Armand, and International Representative, American Federation of Musicians, 1979-1974.

91-37/2/203   Payroll taxes: Local 368, 1977-1982.

91-37/2/204   Payroll taxes: Local 368, 1977-1982.

91-37/2/205   Payroll taxes: Local 368, 1977-1982.

91-37/2/206   Payroll taxes: Local 368, 1977-1982.

91-37/2/207   Payroll taxes: Local 368, 1977-1982.

91-37/2/208   Personnel, 1965-1979.

91-37/2/209   Personnel affected by strike, 1968.

91-37/2/210   Phonograph recording contracts, 1959-1970; 1979-1980.

91-37/2/211   Phonograph recording contracts, 1959-1970; 1979-1980.

91-37/2/212   Phonograph recording scale, 1965-1981.

91-37/2/213   Prescription drug service, 1977.

91-37/2/214   President's files (Local 368): Correspondence with Merle Snider, 1973-1975.

91-37/2/215   President's files (Local 368): Correspondence with Stan Rutherford, 1976-1981.

91-37/2/216   President's files (Local 368): Correspondence with Stan Rutherford, 1976-1981.

91-37/2/217   President's files (Local 368): Correspondence with Stan Rutherford, 1976-1981.

91-37/2/218   President's files (Local 368): Correspondence with Stan Rutherford, 1976-1981.

91-37/2/219   President's files (Local 368): Correspondence with Dale F. Thompson, 1983-1985.

91-37/2/220   President's schedule, 1974.

91-37/2/221   President's notes as Liquidating Agent for the Reno Musicians Federal Credit Union, 1971-1973.

91-37/2/222   President's notes, 1971-1972.

91-37/2/223   President's notes, 1971-1972.

91-37/2/224   Primadonna Hotel, 1965.

91-37/2/225   Radio and television clearance tapes, 1959-1963.

91-37/2/226   Radio and television regulations and wage scale, 1957-1967.

91-37/2/227   Radio jingles and spot announcement contracts, 1958-1975.

91-37/2/228   Radio jingles and spot announcement contracts, 1958-1975.

91-37/2/229   Radio jingles and spot announcement contracts, 1958-1975.

91-37/2/230   Radio jingles and spot announcement contracts, 1958-1975.

91-37/2/231   Recording contract: ABC T.V. News, March 26, 1980.

91-37/2/232   Recording scales for documentary and industrial films, 1979.

91-37/2/233   Recordings, 1975.

91-37/2/234   Raffle, November 1976.

91-37/2/235   Reno Resort Inn, 1975.

91-37/2/236   Reno-Sparks Convention Authority.

91-37/2/237   Reno Chamber Orchestra, 1974-1978.

91-37/2/238   Reno International Jazz Festival, 1973-1976.

91-37/2/239   Reno Municipal Band, 1965-1979.

91-37/2/240   Requests for clearance [to play at benefit performances], 1972.

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91-37/2/241   Sahara Tahoe, 1965-1980.

91-37/2/242   Sierra Talent Agency, 1972-1976.

91-37/2/243   Silver State Talent Agency, 1973-1974.

91-37/2/244   Special meetings, 1979.

91-37/2/245   Pete Spomer: Federal charges, 1984.

91-37/2/246   Star Broiler, Winnemucca, 1967-1978.

91-37/2/247   Strike fund distribution, 1974-1979.

91-37/2/248   Strike fund distribution, 1974-1979.

91-37/2/249   Strike fund distribution, 1974-1979.

91-37/2/250   Gregory Stone: Phonograph record labor agreement, 1976.

91-37/2/251   Student members, 1974-1975.

91-37/2/252   Television: Film labor agreement, 1972-1978.

91-37/2/253   Television: Video tape agreement, 1980-1982.

91-37/2/254   TEMPO membership contribution fund [American Federation of Musicians political fund to promote live music], 1967.

91-37/2/255   Theatrical motion picture agreement, 1972-1976.

91-37/2/256   Transfer membership correspondence, 1973-1980.

91-37/2/257   Transfer membership correspondence, 1973-1980.

91-37/2/258   Transfer membership correspondence, 1973-1980.

91-37/2/259   U. S. Department of Labor: Labor-Management Services Administration, 1977-1979.

91-37/2/260   Videotaping for CCTV: Willie Nelson at Harrah's Tahoe, September 15, 1978.

91-37/2/261   Wage scales and regulation, 1963-1982.

91-37/2/262   Wage scales and regulation, 1963-1982.

91-37/2/263   Wage scales and regulation, 1963-1982.

91-37/2/264   Wage scales and regulation, 1963-1982.

91-37/2/265   Wage scale: Classification of establishments, 1974-1977.

91-37/2/266   Dionne Warwick recording, January 25, 1975.

91-37/2/267   Washoe County Bicentennial Committee, 1975-1976.

91-37/2/268   Mike Werner: International Recording Representative, 1961-1975.

91-37/2/269   Western Conference of American Federation Musicians, 1978-1982.

91-37/2/270   Western Conference of American Federation Musicians, 1978-1982.

91-37/2/271   Western Conference of American Federation of Musicians: Constitution and bylaws, 1983.

 

91-37/3   Series 3: Collective Bargaining Agreements.   1968-1982. 62 folders (2.5 cu. ft.).

A major role of the Reno Musicians' Union was to negotiate and establish basic wages of professional musicians in the Reno area, establish working conditions such as length of working day and week, procedures for filing grievances, and conditions for recording performances; and designate who was considered employer and employee for casino showroom purposes. To that end, the Union classified all Reno area venues according to certain physical characteristics such as size and facilities available; minimum wages reflected those classifications. The Union also established conditions and wage scales for events such as weddings, benefits, jam sessions, and church services.

The largest hotels and casinos were covered by collective bargaining agreements: they included the Cal-Neva Lodge, Crystal Bay Club, El Dorado Hotel, Harolds Club, Harrah's (Reno and Tahoe), Harvey's Resort Hotel, Holiday Hotel, Holiday Inn, Hyatt Lake Tahoe, Mapes Hotel, Money Tree, Nevada Lodge, North Shore Club, Ponderosa Hotel, Riverside Hotel, Sahara Tahoe Hotel, and Sparks Nugget.

Several times, acting just prior to the expiration of an existing three year agreement, the above establishments attempted to break the hold of the Union in dictating wages and work conditions. Strikes ensued, such as the one in early 1968. Although decisions favorable to the Union were handed down by the National Labor Relations Board, in that year the strike was particularly painful for members, leading in part to severe financial difficulties for the budding Reno Musicians' Federal Credit Union.

This series, and the files in Series 2, Alphabetical Files, reveal much about the process of negotiation/strike/settlement. Records in Series 3 consist of negotiation notices which were sent to individual businesses employing professional musicians; notes on negotiations between Local 368 and resorts and casinos in Reno; correspondence between the Union and employees; and bargaining agreements signed by employers. Arranged chronologically.

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91-37/3/1   Effective April 28, 1968 for two years.

91-37/3/2   Agreement, May 1, 1970 to April 1, 1973.

91-37/3/3   Agreements for individual hotels, May 1, 1970 to April 1, 1973.

91-37/3/4   Negotiations and Secretary's notes, 1973.

91-37/3/5   Agreements, April 1, 1973 to April 1, 1976.

91-37/3/6   Agreements, April 1, 1973 to April 1, 1976.

91-37/3/7   Negotiation notices, 1975.

91-37/3/8   Negotiations: Files of Clint Knoll, General Manager, Nevada Association of Employees, April 1, 1976 to April 1, 1979.

91-37/3/9   Negotiations: Joe Specht files, 1976.

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91-37/3/10   Agreement, April 5, 1976 to April 1, 1979.

91-37/3/11   Agreement: Horseshoe Club, 1977.

91-37/3/12   Agreement, 1979.

91-37/3/13   "Collective Bargaining Blue Agreement", April 1, 1979 to April 2, 1982.

91-37/3/14   Agreement, April 1, 1979 to April 2, 1982.

91-37/3/15   Agreement, April 1, 1979 to April 2, 1982.

91-37/3/16   Agreement, April 1, 1979 to April 2, 1982.

91-37/3/17   Negotiations, 1979.

91-37/3/18   Negotiations: Clinton Knolls Group, 1979.

91-37/3/19   Negotiations: Secretary's notes, 1979.

91-37/3/20   House band survey, 1977-1981.

91-37/3/21   Negotiations: Action pending, 1981.

91-37/3/22   Agreement: Main showroom and lounge final draft, April 2, 1982 to April 1, 1985.

91-37/3/23   Agreement: Lounge only, final draft, April 2, 1982 to April 1, 1985.

91-37/3/24   Agreement: Proposals to Harrah's, March 18-23, 1982.

91-37/3/25   Agreement: Proposals to Harrah's, March 18-23, 1982.

91-37/3/26   Amendments and side letters to agreement with Harrah's, April 2, 1982 to April 1, 1985.

91-37/3/27   Correspondence: "Dale's information", 1982.

91-37/3/28   Correspondence: "Dale's information", 1982.

91-37/3/29   Correspondence: "Dale's information", 1982.

91-37/3/30   Proposal for houses not having showrooms, April 2, 1982 to April 1, 1985.

91-37/3/31   Negotiations: Doug Bushousen, 1982.

91-37/3/32   Negotiations: Miscellaneous notes, 1982.

91-37/3/33   Negotiations: Miscellaneous notes, 1982.

91-37/3/34   Negotiations: Miscellaneous notes, 1982.

91-37/3/35   Agreement proposal, February 16, 1982.

91-37/3/36   Agreement: First draft of proposal of Negotiating Committee of the Union, February 16, 1982.

91-37/3/37   Agreement: Exhibit B, wage scales, 1982.

91-37/3/38   Employer negotiations: Master file with recap sheets, 1982.

91-37/3/39   Nevada Association of Employers, d.b.a.: Reno Employers' Council Memorandum of Understanding, 1982.

91-37/3/40   Agreement: Cal Neva, 1982.

91-37/3/41   Agreement: Carson City Nugget, 1982.

91-37/3/42   Agreement: Circus Circus, 1982.

91-37/3/43   Agreement: Cloud's Cal Neva, 1982.

91-37/3/44   Agreement: Crystal Bay Club, 1982.

91-37/3/45   Agreement: El Dorado Hotel/Casino, 1982.

91-37/3/46   Agreement: Fitzgerald's Hotel, 1982.

91-37/3/47   Agreement: Gold Dust West; Gold Dust Hotel, 1982.

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91-37/3/48   Agreement: Harrah's Corporation, 1982.

91-37/3/49   Agreement: Harolds Club, 1982.

91-37/3/50   Agreement: Harvey's Resort and Inn, 1982.

91-37/3/51   Agreement: Hilton Hotels, 1982.

91-37/3/52   Agreement: Hilton Hotels, 1982.

91-37/3/53   Agreement: Hilton Hotels, 1982.

91-37/3/54   Agreement: Holiday Hotel and Holiday Inn, 1982.

91-37/3/55   Agreement: Hyatt Lake Tahoe and Mapes Hotel, 1982.

91-37/3/56   Agreement: MGM Grand, Reno, 1982.

91-37/3/57   Agreement: Money Tree Casino, Nendel's Inn, Nevada Lodge, and Onslow Hotel, 1982.

91-37/3/58   Agreement: John Ascuaga's Nugget, 1982.

91-37/3/59   Agreement: John Ascuaga's Nugget, 1982.

91-37/3/60   Agreement: John Ascuaga's Nugget, 1982.

91-37/3/61   Agreement: Ormsby Hotel, Ponderosa Hotel, Ramada Inn, and Riverside Hotel, 1982.

91-37/3/62   Sahara Hotel, 1982.

 

91-37/4   Series 4: Grievances.   1962-1979.   136 folders (1.5 cu. ft.).

Grievances are a method or procedure for filing a legal protest or claim. Grievances could be filed by the Union against an employer or union member, or by a member against an employer or other union member. Typical grounds for grievances included failure to pay wages, improper termination of employment, failure to pay union dues, performing with non-Union musicians, crossing a musician's picket line to perform, and failure to file a contract.

Local grievances were filed in writing and then arbitrated by one representative each of the Union and the employer. Failure to reach an agreement sent the grievance to a hearing by a local Board of Adjustment, which was composed of two representatives each of the Union and Employer. The Board's decision was final; however, if the Board failed to reach an agreement the matter could be submitted to arbitration upon written request of either party. A single Impartial Arbitrator was selected by both parties or appointed by the American Arbitration Association. The Arbitrator's decision was final.

Grievances which were not settled locally were sometimes adjudicated by the International Executive Board of the American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada. Failure to comply with the Board's decision resulted in the defaulting party's name being placed on the National Defaulters' List of the A.F.M.; union members were then prohibited from conducting business with the listees.

Series 4 contains correspondence; grievance claims, evidence, and rebuttals; and Board decisions on grievance cases. Grievance cases are arranged chronologically by date of hearing and in alpha/numeric order by case number. Cases lacking a file number were placed at the end of the appropriate year.

Note: Three files [4/59 - 4/61] were assigned the same case number; however, they are separate cases.

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91-37/4/1   Federation case #1094, 1963-1964: Ben Wrigley vs. Harrah's Club, beginning November 30, 1962.

91-37/4/2   Federation case list, 1963/1964 to 1970-/971; 1977.

91-37/4/3   Federation case #1484, 1963-1964: Appeal of Merle Snider from an action of a general membership meeting of January 5, 1964.

91-37/4/4   Federation case #1504, 1964-1965: Local 368 vs. Dick Rice.

91-37/4/5   Case #1949, 1964-1965: Local 368 vs. Suzi Arden, November 1964.

91-37/4/6   Case #2464, 1964-1965: Local 368 vs. Sones, White, Allred, and Maio.

91-37/4/7   Case #107, 1965-1966: Local 368 vs. Foster Edwards.

91-37/4/8   Cases #605, #606, #845, #846, #900, #1164, 1966-1967: Local 368 vs. Kim Sisters, Federation case #845.

91-37/4/9   Case #1176, 1967-1968: Various musicians vs. United Films/Walter Popp, etc.

91-37/4/10   Case #1668, 1967-1968: Local 368 vs. Robert G. (Scotty) Rogers and Don Weed.

91-37/4/11   Case #1189, 1967-1968: Leonard Jesinger vs. Cal Neva Lodge/Robert Peccoli.

91-37/4/12   Case #2288, 1967-1968: American Federation of Musicians vs. Judy Lynn.

91-37/4/13   Case #412, 1968-1969: Local 368 vs. Gaylord & Holiday. (Performed during strike.)

91-37/4/14   Federation case #1960, 1968-1969: Local 368 vs. Joe Maice.

91-37/4/15   Case list, 1968.

91-37/4/16   Case 368-1-1968: Robert Rangier vs. George Hernandez/Harrah's Club.

91-37/4/17   Case 368-2-1968: Gil Linsley vs. George Hernandez/Harrah's Club.

91-37/4/18   Case 368-3-1968: Richard N. Mills vs. Dick Rice/Harrah's Club.

91-37/4/19   Case 368-4-1968: Local 368 vs. Richard Rice. (Failure to pay work dues.)

91-37/4/20   Case 368-5-1968: Al Parry vs. Allison Bell. (Held in abeyance.)

91-37/4/21   Case 368-6-1968: Local 368 vs. Ken Murray. (Failure to file contract.)

91-37/4/22   Case 368-7-1968: Lyman Peterson vs. Craig Evans.

91-37/4/23   Case 368-8-1968: Local 368 vs. Charlotte Shannon.

91-37/4/24   Case 368-9-1968: Sue Wheeler vs. Richard Rice.

91-37/4/25   Case 368-10-1968: Local 368 vs. Janice Savage. (Failure to file contract.)

91-37/4/26   Case 368-11-1968: Local 368 vs. Eugene Bolen and Bill Kleine.

91-37/4/27   Case 368-12-1968: Local 368 vs. Al Parry. (Failure to file contract, held in abeyance.)

91-37/4/28   Case 368-13-1968: Local 368 vs. Teddy Tanaka and the Tokyo Playmates.

91-37/4/29   Case 368-14-1968: Local 368 vs. Fred Worrell, Don Stanley, Dick Rice.

91-37/4/30   Case 368-15-1968: Joe Roland vs. Dick Rice.

91-37/4/31   Case 368-16-1968: Gary Lehman vs. Dick Rice.

91-37/4/32   Case 368-17-1968: Blaine Hales vs. Dick Rice.

91-37/4/33   Case 368-18-1968: Al Tronti vs. Dick Rice.

91-37/4/34   Case 368-19-1968: John Carleton vs. Dick Rice.

91-37/4/35   Case 368-20-1968: Bob Montgomery vs. Dick Rice.

91-37/4/36   Case 368-31-1968: Lawrence McArdell vs. Dick Rice.

91-37/4/37   Case 368-32-1968: Lou Sherman vs. Dick Rice.

91-37/4/38   Case 368-33-1968: Esther Rabiroff vs. Dick Rice.

91-37/4/39   Case 368-24-1968: Local 368 vs. Dick Rice.

91-37/4/40   Case 368-25-1968: Walter Borsella vs. Dick Rice.

91-37/4/41   Case 368-26-1968: Douglas Baker vs. John Carleton.

91-37/4/42   Case 368-27-1968: Irving Klase vs. Dick Rice.

91-37/4/43   Case 368-28-1968: Union 368 vs. Bryan Lee, Kenneth Dotson, A. Procktor, R. Rodarte.

91-37/4/44   Case 368-29-1968: Local 368 vs. Rudy Rodarte.

91-37/4/45   Case 368-30-1968: Local 368 vs. Ron Falter.

91-37/4/46   Case 368-31-1968: Local 368 vs. Rudy Talucci.

91-37/4/47   Case 368-32-1968: Gary Lehman vs. Leighton Noble.

91-37/4/48   Case 368-33-1968: Blaine Hales vs. Chuck Marcoe.

91-37/4/49   Case 368-34-1968: Local 368 vs. Jim Roberson (Failure to file contract).

91-37/4/50   Case 368-35-1968: Stan Girdes vs. Sahara Tahoe Hotel/Dick Rice.

91-37/4/51   Case 368-36-1968: Bill Kleine vs. Bob Vickery.

91-37/4/52-53   Case 368-37-1968 and 368-38-1968: Local 368 vs. Ken Murray.

91-37/4/54   Case 368-39-1968: Local 368 vs. Ken Gotcher.

91-37/4/55   Case 368-40-1968: Local 368 vs. Bob Farmer.

91-37/4/56   Case 368-41-1968: Local 368 vs. George Hartwell.

91-37/4/57   Case list, 1969.

91-37/4/58   Case 368-1-1969: Glen Rolfson vs. Lancer and/or Valerie or David Obenstein.

91-37/4/59   Case 368-2-1969: Local 368 vs. Bob Stephen, Jim Portwood, Dick O'Brien, Frankie Fanelli, Frank Young, Ree Brunell, Don Lowe, and Joe Zito.

91-37/4/60   Case 368-2-1969: Local 368 vs. Louis Epps, Russell Hall, Edward Oszust, Al Tronti, Don Stanley, Al Buckley, Roger Brown, and Ron Carducci.

91-37/4/61   Case 368-2-1969: Local 368 vs. Frank Delia, Dick Renko, Red Coty, Armand Girola, Marty O'Conlon, and Bill Amick.

91-37/4/62   Case 368-3-1969: Hank Edmonds vs. Jack Richards.

91-37/4/63   Case 368-4-1969: Stan Girdes vs. Jack Richards.

91-37/4/64   Case 368-5-1969: William McIntosh vs. Jack Richards.

91-37/4/65   Case 368-6-1969: Local 368 vs. Charlotte Shannon. (Failure to pay work dues.)

91-37/4/66   Case 368-7-1969: Ted Herman vs. Peter Apostolas and/or The Christmas Tree.

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91-37/4/67   Case 368-8-1969: Local 368 vs. Bernie Comer.

91-37/4/68   Case 368-9-1969: Local 368 vs. James Aton.

91-37/4/69   Case 368-10-1969: Local 368 vs. Ed Oszust. (Failure to pay work dues.)

91-37/4/70   Case 368-11-1969: J.J. Edwards vs. Mario Talucci.

91-37/4/71   Case 368-12-1969: Local 368 vs. Ken Murray. (Failure to pay work dues.)

91-37/4/72   Case 368-13-1969: J.J. Edwards and Foster Edwards vs. Merle Snider and Ken Boldi.

91-37/4/73   Case 368-14-1969: Local 368 vs. Jack Bedient. (Failure to file work contract.)

91-37/4/74   Case 368-15-1969: Donald Good, Michael Boyd, Gene Englund, George Hilliard, Ron Falter, Don Barell vs. John Beckman.

91-37/4/75   Case 368-16-1969: Local 368 vs. Jan Savage. (Failure to file contract.)

91-37/4/76   Case 368-17-1969: Local 368 vs. Kevin Woods, Ira Orr, Bill Britt, and Jerry Bledsoe.

91-37/4/77   Local 368 vs. John Ascuaga's Nugget, Sparks, and resultant court procedures.

91-37/4/78   Harvey Lang vs. Sam Donahue, 1969-1970.

91-37/4/79   Federation case #10, 1969-1970: Local 368 vs. Jack Schafer.

91-37/4/80   Federation case #11, 1969-1970: Local 368 vs. Harold Gay.

91-37/4/81   Federation case #1295, 1969-1970: Patricia Elley vs. Scott Chase.

91-37/4/82   Federation case #1645, 1969-1970: Local 368 vs. Jim Burgett.

91-37/4/83   Federation case #1684, 1969-1970: Joe Val vs. Cal Neva Lodge.

91-37/4/84   Federation case #2139, 1969-1970: John Beckman vs. Johnny Bachemin.

91-37/4/85   Federation case #2208, 1969-1970: Robert Rangier appeal of Case #368-1-1968, George Hernandez.

91-37/4/86   Federation case #2271, 1969-1970: Local 368 vs. Joe Vail, Donna Vail, and unknown musicians.

91-37/4/87   Case# 2702, 1969-1970: David Scott vs. King's Castle; and Nate Jacobson, Lou Kurtz, and Associated Booking.

91-37/4/88   Case 368-1-1970: Russ Patrick vs. Foster Edwards.

91-37/4/89   Case 368-2-1970: Local 368 vs. Ken Murray. (Failure to pay dues.)

91-37/4/90   Federation case #1301, 1970-1971: Local 368 vs. Buck Owens.

91-37/4/91   Federation case #316, 1971-1972: Local 368 vs. Al Parry.

91-37/4/92   Federation case #774, 1971-1972: Local 368 vs. Walter Waverly.

91-37/4/93   Federation case #1207, 1973: Claim against Holbrook Productions.

91-37/4/94   Federation case #2873, 1973: Charges against Carol Fogarty.

91-37/4/95   Federation case #3273, 1973: Charges against Gary Stevens and Group Violation Rule 1A.

91-37/4/96   Federation case #3274, 1973: Charges against Marino Zara (Zaratiegui), Violations W.L.R. & R.

91-37/4/97   Grievance against Harrah's Club. Double pay for relief night, January 3, 1973.

91-37/4/98   Case 74-30-006-74, 1973-1974: Local 368 vs. Holiday Hotel (Sect. 17.9). (Arbitration.)

91-37/4/99   Case #5, 1974: Don Rietz vs. Bright Orange (Ken Stahl).

91-37/4/100   Case #116, 1974: Joe Satariano vs. Charles Sena (SSTA).

91-37/4/101   Case #1267, 1974: Jimmy Cicero vs. the Elegant Wagon.

91-37/4/102   Case #1788, 1974: Bonnie Scott vs. Mizpah Hotel.

91-37/4/103   Case #1856, 1974: Local 368 vs. William "Bill" Reddie.

91-37/4/104   Case #2876, 1974: William Woodruff vs. Chris Christianson.

91-37/4/105   Case #2972, 1974: Sierra Talent Agency vs. Garn Littledyke.

91-37/4/106   Harrah's Club vs. Beverly Bellows, 1974.

91-37/4/107   Case #27, 1975: Jimmy Cicero vs. the Elegant Wagon.

91-37/4/108   Case #890, 1975: Local 368 vs. Joey Jay.

91-37/4/109   Case 982, 1975: C. Jason vs. Reef Resort Inn. (Wages.)

91-37/4/110   Case #1392, 1975: Bruce Bollin vs. Driftwood Lounge.

91-37/4/111   Case #1694, 1975: Dale Kennedy vs. Golden Road.

91-37/4/112   Case #3335, 1975: Marvin Floyd vs. Royal Inn.

91-37/4/113   Sonny Helmer vs. Harvey's Resort Inn, 1975.

91-37/4/114   Case #96, 1976: Burgett vs. Golden Road.

91-37/4/115   Case #690, 1976: Robert Roden vs. Black Angus.

91-37/4/116   Case #1246, 1976: William Kelly vs. Golden Road. (Wages.)

91-37/4/117   Case #1249, 1976: Bob Barnes vs. various people.

91-37/4/118   Case #1884, 1976: Jack Gillespie.

91-37/4/119   Case #2014, 1976: Thompson vs. The Shy Clown.

91-37/4/120   Case #2272, 1976: Local 368 vs. Doug Kershaw.

91-37/4/121   Case #2274, 1976: Appeal of Johnny Russell from local case.

91-37/4/122   Local 368 vs. Floyd Dakil (violation of Rule 1A of W.L.R. & R.), 1977.

91-37/4/123   David Bolt vs. Buck Ram (Five Platters, Inc.) (claim for wages), 1977.

91-37/4/124   Case #2437, 1978: Local 368 vs. Vera Vanderlaan.

91-37/4/125   Local 368 vs. Ernie Hagar, 1978.

91-37/4/126   Pomeroy Latta et al vs. Mike Yager/Harvey's Resort, 1978.

91-37/4/127   Sombrio vs. Kitty Kaye/MGM, 1978.

91-37/4/128   Elegant Wagon, 1978.

91-37/4/129   Danny Davis vs. Park Hotel, 1978-1979.

91-37/4/130   Case #84, 1979: Local 433 vs. Vera Vanderlaan.

91-37/4/131   Case #503, 1979: Pat Maes Wall Pro vs. John Ascuaga's Nugget.

91-37/4/132-133   Case #788, 1979: Solomon vs. Jerry Sun.

91-37/4/134   Johnny Tillotson vs. Park Tahoe, 1979.

91-37/4/135   El Dorado Hotel/John Shipley, 1979.

91-37/4/136   Vera Vanderlaan vs. Fernley Inn, 1979.

 

91-37/5   Series 5: Reno Musicians' Federal Credit Union.   1963-1973.   36 folders (1 cu. ft.).

The Reno Musicians' Federal Credit Union (RMFCU or CU) was organized in January 1964 and received its charter May 21, 1964. It followed an earlier credit union for the Musicians' Union. At its peak the CU, which began in 1964, had 323 members out of a potential of 450-600 Union members eligible to join.

The CU was located at the Musicians Union Hall at 124 W. Taylor Street. It was governed by a five-member Board of Directors, a three-member Credit Committee which approved loans, and a Supervisory Committee which conducted audits. The Board of Directors met monthly; stockholders (members) met yearly.

Although the CU initially flourished and declared dividends in 1966, the Board was already concerned by the high number of delinquent loans, over 18%. By March of that year the CU had begun borrowing money from other credit unions; by August they were unable to issue new loans due to lack of funds.

In 1968 the CU members voted to voluntarily liquidate. The situation was precipitated by a musicians' strike in March and April which resulted in members' inability to make loan payments and in high shares withdrawal. When requests for withdrawals reduced the balance of shares on deposit below the legal limit set by the Federal Credit Bureau, the CU had no choice but to liquidate.

Merle Snider, President of Local 368 was appointed Liquidating Agent. Four share repayments were made to members as loans were repaid; final liquidation occurred June 30, 1973 and resulted in members receiving a total of 97% of their share balances.

The records in this series consist of the administrative files of the RMFCU; with few exceptions the financial records of CU members were retained by Local 368. Included here are minutes of and reports to the CU Board of Directors and shareholders, financial and statistical reports, correspondence, copies of liquidation notices sent to members, notes and progress reports on delinquent loan collection and liquidation, insurance/bond policies, bylaws of the Nevada Credit Union League, Inc., and a copy of the 1963-64 Federal Credit Union Act. The files are arranged in order of importance and chronologically within such records as minutes and correspondence. See also Series 2/221 for a folder of President's notes as Liquidating Agent for the RMFCU, 1971-1973.

Box 15
91-37/5/1-3   Board of Directors' and general shareholders' meeting minutes and accompanying reports, January 1964 to 1970.

91-37/5/4   Financial and statistical reports, June 30, 1964 to June 30, 1973.

MSS Closed Stacks for Volume:
91-37/5/5   Volume 1:
-Dividend worksheet and payment record, 1967;
-Journal and cash record, salaries and expenses, July 1966 to June 1973;
-General ledger, loans, June 30, 1964 to June 30, 1973;
-General ledger, cash, assets, other, June 30, 1964 to June 30, 1973;
-Bank reconciliations, June 30, 1964 to June 30, 1973.

Box 15
91-37/5/6-7   Miscellaneous correspondence, 1966-1973.

91-37/5/8   Attorney's correspondence, 1969-1971.

91-37/5/9-10   National Credit Union Administration correspondence, 1969-1973.

91-37/5/11   Correspondence: Other credit unions, 1964-1972.

91-37/5/12   CUNA (Mutual Insurance Society) correspondence, 1964-1973.

91-37/5/13   Federal Credit Union examiner notes and invoices, 1964-1967.

91-37/5/14   Credit Union accounts summaries, June to December 1965.

91-37/5/15-20   Liquidation notices, 1968.

91-37/5/21   Requests for share withdrawals, 1968.

91-37/5/22   Schedules for delinquent loans, 1966-1969.

91-37/5/23   Instructions for charged off loans, 1967.

91-37/5/24   Liquidation notes.

91-37/5/25   Number skipped.

91-37/5/26   Collection Service of Nevada: Progress reports, 1971-1973.

91-37/5/27   RMFCU case list for suits against delinquent members, 1966-1973. [Original cases discarded]

91-37/5/28   Federal Credit Union Bureau: Liquidation procedures, 1968.

91-37/5/29   Note (loan) from NAD Hawthorne Federal Credit Union, 1965-1969.

91-37/5/30   Note (loan) from Reno Teachers Federal Credit Union, 1968-1969.

91-37/5/31   Time certificates.

91-37/5/32-34   CUNA insurance, 1966-1967.

91-37/5/35   Nevada Credit Union League, Inc.: Bylaws, no date.

91-37/5/36   Federal Credit Union Act, 1963-1964.

 

91-37/6   Series 6: Stewards' Reports.   Circa 1964-1981.   18 cu. ft.

According to Article III, Section 1E of the constitution and bylaws of Local 368, effective January 1, 1964 all members were required to pay the Union 2% of the minimum wage scale earned on any engagement. To facilitate this requirement, all leaders (band, orchestra, group, etc.) filed stewards' reports within 48 hours of the end of the engagement or work week. The reports included time, place, and nature of engagement; names of members performing: their salary or basic scale; and total work dues owed. Traveling members of other unions were also required to pay work dues for engagements within Local 368's jurisdiction.

The stewards' reports are divided into three sections, each arranged alphabetically by name of performer within the section: local members/musicians, circa 1964-1981; non-local/traveling union members, 1980; and non-local, 1981. Stewards' reports for individual performers who were local were usually combined into a single folder unless too bulky to be accommodated in one; non-local reports for individual performers were filed in separate folders by name of performer and date of local engagement.

Box 16
Local, A-B.

Box 17
Local, C-Conn.

Box 18
Local, Copas-Farnon.

Box 19
Local, Farnon, con't-Havens.

Box 20
Local, Heath-Kubin.

Box 21
Local, L-Miller.

Box 22
Local, Mills-Portwood.

Box 23
Local, Post-Ross.

Box 24
Local, Rubman-Shay.

Box 25
Local, Shay, con't-T.

Box 26
Local, U-Z.

Box 27
Non-local, A-Cisneros, 1980.

Box 28
Non-local, Clapier-Hendricks, 1980.

Box 29
Non-local, Hermann-Linn, 1980.

Box 30
Non-local, McCormack-Ryan, 1980.

Box 31
Non-local, S-Z, 1980.

Box 32
Non-local, A-Harris, 1981.

Box 33
Non-local, Hart-M, 1981.

Box 34
Non-local, N-Z, 1981.

 

91-37/7   Series 7: Financial Records.   1909-1910; 1930-1984.   34 volumes.

The financial records of Local 368 are divided into four types. They include Registers of Charges and Cash Paid, Records of Dues Paid and Membership, Ledgers of Cash Received and Disbursed; and General Ledgers. All financial records are in the form of bound volumes.

MSS Closed Stacks
91-37/7/1-15   Volumes 2-16: Registers of Charges and Cash Received, 1973; 1975-1984. They include name; date; job number; amount of dues, work dues, or death benefit insurance paid; and balance owed. Arranged chronologically.

91-37/7/15-20   Volumes 16-21: Record of Dues Paid and Memberships, 1932-1949. These volumes include members' names, dues paid, and date. Arranged alphabetically by name of member. One volume, 1935-1940, is a record of inactive members.

Box 36
91-37/7/21-23   Cash Received and Disbursed, 1909-1910; 1935-1982. These registers record funds received from dues and other sources and list expenditures. The 1909-1910 volume includes a list of charter and subsequent members; a list of songs with names of composer, arranger, copyright holder, and date; and a record of cash received and paid out. Other volumes include names of members, amount paid and purpose, and list of expenses. Arranged chronologically.

Box 37
91-37/7/24-26   Cash Received and Disbursed, 1909-1910; 1935-1982. These registers record funds received from dues and other sources and list expenditures. The 1909-1910 volume includes a list of charter and subsequent members; a list of songs with names of composer, arranger, copyright holder, and date; and a record of cash received and paid out. Other volumes include names of members, amount paid and purpose, and list of expenses. Arranged chronologically.

MSS Closed Stacks
91-37/7/27-30   Cash Received and Disbursed, 1909-1910; 1935-1982. These registers record funds received from dues and other sources and list expenditures. The 1909-1910 volume includes a list of charter and subsequent members; a list of songs with names of composer, arranger, copyright holder, and date; and a record of cash received and paid out. Other volumes include names of members, amount paid and purpose, and list of expenses. Arranged chronologically.

91-37/7/31-34   General Ledgers. 1957-1982. These ledgers appear to be a continuation of the "Cash Received and Disbursed" ledgers in a somewhat different format. They include income from work dues (without names), disbursements by month and category, and salaries. Arranged chronologically within each type of transaction.