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.
November 9, 2015IM -
Fastfood workers, represented by Fight for $15, are planning the largest ever, nationwide strike for tomorrow—exactly 12 months before next year’s election. Protests will be staged at restaurants in 270 cities, and then later those workers will gather with other low-wage workers and their supporters at local city halls where they prod voters to select local, state, and national candidates who support the $15 pay floor. All of the top Democratic presidential candidates have said they back a $12 to $15 minimum wage and have made the growing divide between rich and poor a centerpiece of their campaigns. Most Republican candidates oppose raising the current federal minimum of $7.25 an hour. The group Fight for $15 plans to mobilize many of the 64 million Americans who earn less than $15 an hour with neighborhood drives to register and vote.
To find out how you can get involved go to: Fightfor15.org.