Local 802 is going to keep on keeping on. When I was a kid, a favorite song of mine was the union-organizing rallying cry: "Which side are you on?" New Yorkers going to jazz clubs in this city and its boroughs will increasingly be asked to answer that question.
If any other American Federation of Musicians locals are involved in pension benefits for our men and women, please write to me at The Village Voice. This could start a national "Justice for Jazz Artists" jam session.