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.

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE AFM



Home » Orchestra News » San Francisco Symphony Agrees to Contract Modifications


San Francisco Symphony Agrees to Contract Modifications

  -  

At the end of October, San Francisco Symphony musicians ratified a 25-month contract modification that runs from October 18, 2020, through November 26, 2022.

The orchestra’s salary was first reduced to 90% of regular wages beginning in April 2020 and then to 65% of regular wages beginning in September. With the new contract modification, the pay rate for October 18, 2020, through January 2, 2021, was approximately 70% of pre-COVID wages; a slight pay increase began on January 3.

Further salary changes taking place from January 3 through the end of the contract agreement will be dependent on the number of musicians who retire under the new Voluntary Retirement Incentive Program. Through that program, musicians over age 60 with at least 25 years of service receive a lump sum payment of $75,000 if they choose to retire.

Under the modified contract, musicians will be scheduled for a maximum of four services per musician per week. Musicians will not be required to repay instrument loans for the life of the agreement.

While San Francisco Symphony musicians recognize the organization’s financial challenges as a result of COVID-19, they feel that the extent of the salary reductions is unjustified. The contract modifications were negotiated under the threat of force majeure; as a term of this agreement, management agreed not to invoke force majeure due to COVID-19.

The symphony’s musicians are represented by Local 6 (San Francisco, CA).







NEWS





https://totoabadi23.com/ abadicash abadislot https://menarampo78.com/ royalbola abadislot abadislot menara368 abadicash vipmaxwin menara368 totoabadi Menara368