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May 15, 2010

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Tom Lee's 2/09 EMSD hire -Terrri Cadiente - has now been thrown under the bus as a sacrificial lamb. Having no qualifications for the job, she should have never been hired in the first place. Of course, Tom doesn't seem to worry about such matters as process and qualifications.

Does the AFM have a policy regarding notification of individuals if their information may have fallen into the wrong hands? I imagine nearly every local has some payroll information including SS#'s, etc. Is it left up to each local to determine when and if its necessary to notify members, or is there a uniform policy?

There's no uniform policy that I know about, and I don't think the AFM has a policy on the subject. There have been occasional instances of confidentiality breaches over the years.

We had a notorious one in Local 8 decades ago. Apparently the President at the time was a retired IRS agent, and one fine day invited his old colleagues in to look at the Local's collection of single-engagement contracts. I understand that the number of local contractors audited by the IRS spiked sharply in the subsequent months.

So, the chickens have finally come home to roost. By Tom Lee's consistent and long demonstrated behavior of contempt, jealousy, and animosity towards recording musicians (and in particular LA’s members of that community), his relentless efforts to exclude its representatives from all input at negotiations, one-off deals and all steps taken by the AFM with regard to recording matters, Lee has unwittingly put himself at the top of the list of prime suspects of what appears to be a federal crime. His public bad-mouthing of recording musicians is only the tip of the iceberg of contemptuous actions, and include the outright breaking of every promise made by him and all past AFM leaders made this constituency; they extend even to not allowing those who work in the video game field to ratify or reject the agreements they must work under. He has seen to it that there is no representation from LA (with New York being the largest locals in the Federation) at any level of the AFM, and has not attended any meeting of its members in years. Yet he is regularly in the city, even meeting with Local 47's Board this past week - an attempt at damage control close to the convention? Plus, this divider and conqueror has squandered any future for the AFM, presiding over a template that is driving it into the ground. How much bigger can Lee's slap-in-the-face antics get? I wonder if the sockpuppet will weigh in soon on the matter.........

Local 47 notified its membership upon discovering that its network security had been breached and that non-public personal information may have been accessed inappropriately. Does the AFM have a policy regarding notification of individuals if their information may have fallen into the wrong hands? I imagine nearly every local has some payroll information including SS#'s, etc. Is it left up to each local to determine when and if its necessary to notify members, or is there a uniform policy?

Do locals have rosters for the entire AFM on their office PCs, or can they only access the national roster from the AFM servers?

The only access that officers of Local 8 have to membership information for locals other than our own is through the AFM website; even then, the SS# are not given completely.

I assume the same is true for every other AFM local as well.

I have a couple questions for local officers:

Do locals have rosters for the entire AFM on their office PCs, or can they only access the national roster from the AFM servers?

If they do have the complete roster on the local computer, does it include SS#'s?

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