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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Do you know an extraordinary union member, someone who’s always looking out for everyone else but never for themselves? Union Plus can help you give back to those amazing people with its Holiday Giveback Campaign, through which the nonprofit will be giving away $1,000 “thank you” awards to 100 deserving union members.
Union Plus is a non-profit founded by the AFL-CIO to provide additional benefits, savings, and discounts to union members, as well as offer scholarships and exclusive grants during difficult times such as layoffs, furloughs, and natural disasters. Since 2009, Union Plus has awarded over $14 million in grants and scholarships to union members.
“It has been a tremendously difficult year, for everyone in our country and, in particular, those in our union family,” says Mitch Stevens, Union Plus president. “Our ‘Holiday Giveback campaign’ not only shares financial resources with extraordinary union members but also shines a light on their contribution to our communities. Union members are the backbone of our economy and many have made extraordinary sacrifices and contributions during this pandemic.”
The “Holiday Giveback Campaign” aims to inspire members to recognize themselves and others for their extraordinary work in 2020.
Entry to the Union Plus Holiday Giveback is easy. Nominations can be made by visiting unionplus.org/holidaygiveback or by simply posting a video to Instagram telling Union Plus what makes your nominee extraordinary, using the hashtags #UnionPlusGiveAGrand and #Contest.
Current union members in good standing with a union internationally affiliated with the AFL-CIO are eligible to win. Members can nominate themselves or a friend or colleague.
Nominations will be accepted until December 4, and winners will be announced throughout December.