Posts Tagged ‘union’

Fearful Wonders

“May you live in interesting times” is no longer a curse, just reality.
Gwynne Dyer
Every year brings change, but some years really are turning points: 1492, 1789, 1914, and 1989, for example. Was 2011 one of those Really Important Years? Probably not, but it definitely qualifies for membership in the second t...


J.D. Granger A Tease?

Static
Last month, the Trinity River Improvement Partnership (TRIP) sponsored a forum at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden to discuss the merits of the Trinity River Vision project.



Gallery

UNT University Union
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Born in Knoxville, Zigwai Remy Odukomaiya divided her childhood between the United States and her parents’ native Nigeria.


Union, FWSO Come to Agreement

LEONARD EUREKA
Reflecting the downward financial spiral in arts groups nationally, members of the local American Federation of Musicians union has just ratified a new two-year contract with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra that cuts players...



FWSO My!

The orchestra shines under the big top, though contract negotiations remain at a standstill.
LEONARD EUREKA
As the administrative honchos of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and the musicians’ union continued their behind-the-scenes contract negotiations last week, the orchestra itself played a slam-dunk program that blew the feat...


Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ? 13 A couple of weeks ago, the Arts Council of Fort Worth & Tarrant County solicited guerilla-marketing campaigns to advertise www.worthgoing.com, the council’s new events calendar. A watching party of videos of resu...



A Cup of Union

Local baristas say the fight for better conditions is uphill but necessary.
ERIC GRIFFEY
In late December, a small group of Starbucks employees blocked the drive-through window at the company’s coffee shop at Rosedale Street and 8th Avenue for about 20 minutes, in protest of the rising cost of their healthcar...


Starbucks Baristas Get Steamed

eric.griffey
Some of the baristas at the 8th and Rosedale Starbucks announced today that some of their employees have unionized, making them the first unionized Starbucks in Texas. Here is their press release: Fort Worth, TX- Baristas and c...



Night and Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ? 14 Spoken-word poet Mike Guinn, a member of the nationally ranked Fort Worth Slams team, conducts a poetry workshop at Cooper Coffee every Wed. Admission to the event at 1209 S Cooper St in Arlington is free. Call 817-795...


Texas Ballet Theater Protests

Anthony Mariani
Members of North Texas’ professional musicians union plan on protesting Texas Ballet Theater’s performances at Bass Performance Hall on the weekend of October 2nd. To make up for budget shortfalls several months ago, TBT be...