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Musicians Demonstrate Against Exploitation at Warner Bros.

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On December 15 more than 50 AFM Local 47 (Los Angeles, CA) members, members of several other unions, and other supporters demonstrated against “the exploitation of musicians” outside the Warner Bros. The group distributed leaflets objecting to the studio’s facilitation of nonunion activity on its property by permitting a nonunion “dark” date by Cinema Scoring, an employer with whom AFM Local 47 has a labor dispute.

The union discovered evidence the dark scoring session conducted in November. In June, at the request of the union, the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor had authorized strike sanction against three music employers—Cinema Scoring, Collective Media Guild, and Peter Rotter Music Services—based on their actual and/or potential engagement of musicians in nonunion recording sessions. The strike sanction calls for all AFL-CIO-affiliated labor unions to stand in solidarity with AFM Local 47 and not cross the picket line, if and when these employers call a nonunion engagement. This is the first time the musicians union has taken this unique approach by invoking the collective power of the labor community.

News of the dark date also prompted swift reaction from the union’s labor and community allies. Los Angeles County Federation of Labor Executive Secretary-Treasurer Rusty Hicks and local state assembly members Adrin Nazarian, Mike Gatto, and Ian Calderon sent letters to Warner Bros. executives condemning the studio’s facilitation of nonunion activity on their lot and offering safe haven for employers to exploit musicians.

“By allowing sub-standard working conditions on your scoring stages, it undermines the future careers of the next generation of professional musicians,” Nazarian wrote. “Further, it negatively impacts entire communities by devaluating the livelihoods of musicians who contribute to the economic and educational well-being of our neighborhood.”

“By enabling nonunion scoring sessions on their lot—whether through rental of its facilities or otherwise—Warner Bros. is creating a safe haven for the exploitation of musicians where they are denied fair industry-standard wages, conditions of employment, and benefits afforded to all other crew on the very same stage who are protected by union contracts,” AFM Local 47 President John Acosta says.

 







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