BUBBLE ROCK, AR — The unemployment rate among musicians in the country’s music academy industry is about 10 percent, according to the American Music Academy.
That is up from about 6 percent in the industry a year ago, the organization’s director of communications, Michelle Lee, told USA TODAY.
“It’s a testament to the talent we have here,” Lee said.
She cited a strong demand for instructors in the academy, including those who work in a variety of capacities.
The group recently announced a program to help attract and retain instructors.
But Lee said the hiring is more about retention than the numbers.
“The industry is changing,” Lee told USA Today.
Lee said hiring a new instructor, who has a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree, who is also fluent in Spanish, is one of the most important things for the organization to do. “
That is going take some time.”
Lee said hiring a new instructor, who has a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree, who is also fluent in Spanish, is one of the most important things for the organization to do.
The American Music Council is the nation’s largest independent music academy and the largest music academy in the nation.
Lee said there are about 10,000 academy instructors and another 100,000 student-athletes who receive training through the American Academy of Music and Dance.
The organization has a long-term goal to train 30,000 instructors in 2020.
“I am looking for a director to come in and make the music academy the biggest music academy we can possibly be,” Lee explained.
“And to make sure that we have a strong staff of instructors to be there for the students.”
The academy has about 2,000 members, Lee said, and the current director, James Taggart, has been with the organization for more than three years.
He is a member of the board of directors.
He previously worked for the Los Angeles City Council.
The academy’s mission statement says that it works to help students learn and develop their skills by giving them access to quality, hands-on training and mentoring.
“At the end of the day, we do what we can to help make sure our students have a better future,” Lee added.
She also said the academy is “dedicated to the growth of the country as a whole.”
Lee has been a member for more then 10 years and was hired in July to help the organization achieve its goals.
She has a degree in history and is the daughter of the late Robert Taggert, who was the academy’s president from 1980 to 1998.
Taggerton was a former United States Senator from Arkansas.
Tagged music academy workers,labor union,lumber strike,union organizers,union officials source USA TODAY title Lumber strike threatens unionization in lumber union source USA NOW title LUMBER TRADEERS UNION TO RE-UNIT: Lumber Strike threatens union participation article NEW YORK — The American Union of Railroads (AUR), which represents lumber workers in the United States, has announced it will vote on a petition on May 26 to re-unionize the lumber workers, according the union’s president, John D. Pate.
“This union is fighting for our right to work in our communities, and it is our hope that this petition will provide a strong voice for the hardworking members of the AUR,” Pate said in a statement.
“As the largest union in the American union, the AUL is proud to be a strong force for justice and equality in the labor world.”
Pate added that the union has not yet decided whether it will seek re-election next year.
Pates statement came after the United Steelworkers union, which represents workers at General Electric, said it would not be seeking re-entry to the United Mine Workers of America union, after organizing the lumber strike last year.
The union and GE have also worked on a contract proposal to rehire more than 20,000 workers.
PATE said GE had agreed to rework the contract to provide “better wages and benefits for its workers and an end to the worst conditions in the manufacturing industry.”
GE is the largest publicly traded company in the world, with $24.5 trillion in annual revenue.
Pately said that GE was committed to the labor union, but he added that GE had “agreed to negotiate on behalf of all of its employees and employees of all other companies, and GE will continue to do that.”
GE did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The AUL has been organizing its members for the past several years, Pate noted.
The labor union has been active in organizing against the U.S. Department of Labor’s rule that would have forced companies to pay union wages.
The rule would have put more pressure on companies to provide workers with a guaranteed salary and the right to unionize.
GE, a unit of United Technologies, is a major employer in the U, and has been in talks with