Now is the right time to become an American Federation of Musicians member. From ragtime to rap, from the early phonograph to today's digital recordings, the AFM has been there for its members. And now there are more benefits available to AFM members than ever before, including a multi-million dollar pension fund, excellent contract protection, instrument and travelers insurance, work referral programs and access to licensed booking agents to keep you working.
As an AFM member, you are part of a membership of more than 80,000 musicians. Experience has proven that collective activity on behalf of individuals with similar interests is the most effective way to achieve a goal. The AFM can negotiate agreements and administer contracts, procure valuable benefits and achieve legislative goals. A single musician has no such power.
The AFM has a proud history of managing change rather than being victimized by it. We find strength in adversity, and when the going gets tough, we get creative - all on your behalf.
Like the industry, the AFM is also changing and evolving, and its policies and programs will move in new directions dictated by its members. As a member, you will determine these directions through your interest and involvement. Your membership card will be your key to participation in governing your union, keeping it responsive to your needs and enabling it to serve you better. To become a member now, visit www.afm.org/join.
June 22, 2016IM -
The general board of the 12.5 million-member AFL-CIO voted to endorse Hillary Clinton for President. “Hillary Clinton is a proven leader who shares our values,” says AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka. “Throughout the campaign, she has demonstrated a strong commitment to the issues that matter to working people, and our members have taken notice.
The AFL-CIO will put in motion its ground campaign to elect Clinton and union-endorsed candidates across the country. Trumka pledges to run a sophisticated, targeted ground campaign, adding “With the dire consequences Donald Trump poses for America’s working families, it has to be.” Trumka praised Senator Bernie Sanders who he says “brought an important voice to this election, and has elevated critical issues and strengthened the foundation of the labor movement. We are ready to fight hard to restore faith in America and improve the lives of all working people.”