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.
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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.
October 26, 2015IM -
Hillary Clinton Criticizes Trump Outside His Hotel — Hillary Clinton made a surprise appearance among a group of Culinary Workers Union members protesting outside the Trump International Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. Speaking for less than five minutes, she offered support to the workers, exclaiming: “We’re here together in solidarity to organize.”
“You have a right to safe working conditions, you have a right to a living wage, and you have to say ‘yes’ to all of that and you have to say ‘no’ to efforts to prevent you from organizing and that means saying ‘no’ to Donald Trump,” she says. “We also want to send a message to Mr. Trump that if you are going to run for president, then you should represent all the people of the United States, and that includes hard working people. You should not stand in the way of the right to organize because that’s what built the middle class in America.”