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.
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Calling All Women Workers: AFL-CIO Launches Nationwide Survey
The AFL-CIO has launched the National Survey of Working Women for both union and nonunion women in all sectors of the workforce from across the country. The survey will cover all aspects of the lives of women in the workforce: economic interests, family and work life, and balancing those responsibilities.
“Working women need to stand together to let employers know what we need on the job. Our survey will reach out to working women from all different walks of life, both inside and outside the labor movement and will provide a much needed look into the daily lives of working women and how they struggle to achieve the ever-elusive work-life balance,” says Diann Woodard, president of the American Federation of School Administrators and vice-chair of the AFL-CIO Women’s Committee.
Launched this week, you may participate in the survey until December 4, 2015 at the website: go.aflcio.org/WomensSurvey. It only takes about 15 minutes to complete. Results of the survey will be published in March 2016 during Women’s History Month.