Month: October 2009

230 Jones Street — A Look Back in Time

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On June 9, 1925, the musicians of Local 6 opened their new headquarters at 230 Jones Street. The celebration lasted 5 days, beginning with a morning parade which included more than fifty automobiles carrying municipal officials from the Bay Area along with leaders in the Labor and Building Trades councils and other union organizations. Brass […]

A Brief History of Local 6

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Local 6’s lively history Before the Quake Musicians have always wanted fair treatment and better pay. For example, in 1850 musicians demanded a wage increase before they would perform in the celebration of California’s admission to the United States. To their dismay, the demand was refused. The festivities were held without music. In 1869, musicians […]