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International Unfair List

To make AFM’s International Unfair List an effective way to support musicians during primary labor disputes, our International Executive Board has revised the policies and procedures for placing and maintaining employers on the International Unfair List. As a result, AFM’s International Unfair List will be published here and in International Musician so musicians may be aware of all employers on the International Unfair List.

Members’ Responsibilities

Members are reminded that Article 8, Section 3 of AFM’s bylaws states, “Members shall not render musical services for organizations, establishments or people who have been placed on the International Unfair List. Any member who violates this Section shall be subject to penalties in accordance with Article 11, Section 13 [of the AFM Bylaws].”

Placements

A primary labor dispute must exist between the union and the employer at the time of placement on the International Unfair List.  Such disputes may include, but are not limited to:

  • Lawful strikes in support of the union’s bargaining demands and/or demands for union recognition, or;
  • Employer-initiated lockouts of musicians represented by AFM or any of its locals, or;
  • Union protests against employer unfair labor practices

An employer that is openly anti-union but is not the subject of concerted activity by the union will not be placed on the International Unfair List.

An employer placed on the International Unfair List will remain on the list only as long as a primary labor dispute exists and the local provides written evidence of ongoing concerted activity against the employer.

We will publish the names of employers that are removed from the International Unfair List at the time of removal.

 

Canada

MANITOBA: The Western Canadian Music Alliance; 1-118 Sherbrook Street; Winnipeg, MB R3C 284 90630 — Placed at by the Federation

United States

CALIFORNIA: Cypress Pops Orchestra; P.O. Box 434; Cypress, CA 90630 — Placed at the request of Local 7 (Orange County, CA)

Electronic Arts; 209 Redwood Shores Parkway , Redwood City, CA   94065 — Placed at the request of Local 257 (Nashville, TN)

MASSACHUSETTS: Video Game Orchestra; P.O. Box 230247; Boston, MA 02123 — Placed by the Federation

Shota Nakama; P.O. Box 230247; Boston, MA 02123 — Placed by the Federation

NEW YORK: Carousel Studio, 61 Greenpoint Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11222— Placed at the request of Local 802 (New York, NY)

Hoboken Productions, Inc.; 57 Colonial Avenue; Warwick, NY 10990 — Placed at the request of Local 369 (Las Vegas, NV)

New York University; 82 Washington Square East, 4th Floor; New York, NY 10003 — Placed at the request of Local 802 (New York, NY)

PENNSYLVANIA: Karen Banos; Rittenhouse Music; 214 Richmond Street; Philadelphia, PA 19125— Placed at the request of Local 9-535 (Boston, MA)

TENNESSEE: Tommy Sims, dba Positive Movement Inc.; c/o Michael Tash, Cue Management; 23 Allen Ave.; Cincinnati, OH 45216 — Placed at the request of Local 257 (Nashville, TN)

TEXAS: Dallas Bach Society; P.O. Box 140201; Dallas, TX 75214 — Placed at the request of Local 72-147 (Dallas-Fort Worth, TX)

Richardson Symphony; 2100 North Collins Blvd., Ste. 310; Richardson, TX 75080 — Placed at the request of Local 72-147 (Dallas-Fort Worth, TX)

The Dallas Pops Orchestra; P.O. Box 1811; Allen, TX 75013 — Placed at the request of Local 72-147 (Dallas-Fort Worth, TX)

In addition, here are links to Nashville Local 257’s “Do Not Work For” List and Los Angeles Local 47’s “Do Not Work For” List.