On that NLM thread, I was dismayed to read of the situation of one of the internet’s church musicians and bloggers:
I got an email this week from my Church’s secretary saying that they have hired a new guitarist for the Saturday evening Vigil Mass and giving me three days notice that I wasn’t needed further at that Mass. I had a cantor preparing to sing the Mass, had to call her and tell her not to come.
My wage? Cut by 1/3. Three days notice.
I was thinking of an organist/choirmaster colleague of mine, who, after getting a glowing evaluation, was told two weeks later his position (director of music) was being eliminated in favor of another position (director of liturgy and music). But the pastor encouraged him to apply for the new job.
Some people think we need a motu proprio.
I think maybe it’s time for a union.