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.
March 17, 2017IM -
According to Americans for Tax Fairness (ATF)—a coalition of hundreds of organizations including the AFL-CIO—the Republican plan to dismantle the Affordable Care Act would put at risk the health coverage of millions of Americans, while providing $465 billion in tax breaks to wealthy Americans along with large health insurance providers and prescription drug companies. Meanwhile it would hurt low and moderate income families and seniors by slashing financial support to buy health insurance and drastically cutting Medicaid. According to AFT, the plan would, for the first time ever, tax worker health benefits provided by their employers even if the worker pays 100% of the coverage.