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.
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The 2 million member Service Employees International Union (SEIU) has endorsed Hillary Clinton for president, calling her a leader who will stand up for people building a movement to secure a better future for families. In a press release, SEIU explained that the decision follows a much debate and discussion, as well as a months-long member engagement process. “Hillary Clinton has proven she will fight, deliver, and win for working families,” says SEIU International President Mary Kay Henry. “SEIU members and working families across America are part of a growing movement to build a better future for their families; Hillary Clinton will support and stand with them. This movement for economic, racial, immigrant, and social justice is poised to turn out a vote in November with their families and communities and keep pushing elected officials to deliver once in office.”