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Celebrate Labor Day

Many of us think of Labor Day as the unofficial end of summer—and we sometimes forget it’s the day we recognize and celebrate the achievements of working people. Whether you are spending time with your family or doing a gig this weekend—take pride in being a union member and part of the labor movement. We […]

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AFM Statement on the passing of AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka

The American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada is saddened to learn of the death of AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka today. Throughout his entire life, Rich Trumka fought hard to improve the lives of working people, not only in the United States, but around the world. AFM sends its most sincere condolences […]

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Musicians Win Union Coverage for HBO Miniseries

The American Federation of Musicians (AFM) confirms that Home Box Office (HBO) has agreed to cover musicians working on the period drama “The Gilded Age,” under the AFM’s TV Film Agreement. Musicians who were hired to sideline on the production were told their compensation would be based on union rates but then discovered there was […]

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The American Federation of Musicians today filed an unfair labor practice (ULP) charge with the National Labor Relations Board against Home Box Office (HBO) for federal labor law violations. In its charge, AFM said that the company fired musicians after they asked to be represented by the American Federation of Musicians. After a meeting this […]

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White House Task Force on Worker Organizing and Empowerment

The American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada (AFM) wholeheartedly supports and endorses the White House Task Force on Worker Organizing and Empowerment established by President Biden today. Since the day our country was founded, Unions of American workers have fought and won improvements in wages, working conditions, and health and retirement […]

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Protecting the Right to Organize Act

The Protecting the Right to Organize Act, known as the PRO Act, would amend some of the country’s decades-old labor laws to empower workers in their efforts to promote democracy and justice in their workplaces, add penalties for companies that retaliate against workers who organize, and grant hundreds of thousands of workers collective-bargaining rights currently […]

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AFM-EPF Announces Benefit Reductions Will Not Be Implemented

On Wednesday, March 17th, AFM-EPF Trustees agreed to withdraw the pending Multiemployer Pension Reform Act (MPRA) application. With the passage of the Butch Lewis Emergency Pension Plan Relief Act in the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, the need for proposed AFM-EPF benefit reductions in the forthcoming years has been eliminated. The American Rescue Plan […]

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We Did It! Butch Lewis EPPRA Has Passed!

Good News: The American Rescue Plan, including the Butch Lewis Emergency Pension Plan Relief Act of 2021, was enacted by the U.S. House of Representatives today and will be signed into law this week — a victory that will protect the pensions of thousands of AFM members. For more than five years, the AFM Legislative […]

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