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AFM President on COVID-19

AFM is calling for immediate action including expanding unemployment benefits and an immediate moratorium on evictions, foreclosures, & utility shut-offs.

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Musicians Oppose the Local Radio Freedom Act

There’s nothing “local” about this resolution which actually secures a decades-old, unnecessary government subsidy for a multi-billion-dollar industry that refuses to pay musicians for their hard work

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AFM President on President’s Budget

“Working musicians in all 50 states rely on NEA support for orchestras, festivals and theaters—and any proposal to eliminate the NEA is completely unacceptable. We are calling on Congress to protect and preserve funding for the arts.”

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AFM Urges Congress To Support PRO Act

AFM International President Ray Hair sent a letter urging members of Congress to support the PRO Act—the most significant effort to expand the rights of working people to organize since the Great Depression.

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Timpanist Jauvon Gilliam Drives the Rhythm

The Washington D.C. Local 161-710 member discusses his dream job as the National Symphony Orchestra’s principal timpanist and how being part of a strong union is vital to his career.

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New TV & Film Contract Ratified

Musicians voted to approve a new contract that includes many significant improvements, including for the first time—screen credits for musicians.

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