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.
November 5, 2015IM -
Trump Hotel Sues Over “Deceptive” Flyers — The corporation that runs Trump Hotel Las Vegas (namely, Donald Trump and Phil Ruffin) are suing the Culinary Union and Bartenders Union over what they call “deceptively misleading” flyers about Trump’s campaign event held at nearby Treasure Island hotel in Las Vegas. Trump Hotel claims that by stating that Trump stayed at Treasure Island, not his own hotel, the public was led to believe accommodations at the Trump Hotel were not adequate for Trump himself. The lawsuit claims that Trump did stay the night in the Trump Hotel while in town. The Culinary Union and Bartenders Union is currently in a battle to unionize the Trump Hotel’s workers, numbering around 500. The National Labor Relations Board has received more than 10 complaints about the hotel since 2014.