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Category: History

Local 6 – 669 Merger (1960)

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669 Event from Musical News March-2004 SF Chronicle Articles 1956-1960 Musical News 1956-1960 International Musician 1957-1965 Leta E Miller, “Racial Segregation and the San Francisco Musicians’ Union, 1923-60,” Journal of the Society for American Music 1:2 (May 2007): 161-206. Made available by permission of Cambridge University Press. Click To Play Commemoration of The Merger-Black Musicians, […]

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 […]