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Healthy California: SB 562 Labor Forum

Healthy CA: SB 562 Labor Forum

When: Wednesday, March 28, 2018 details 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Where: Musicians Local 47 (3220 Winona Ave., Burbank)

Refreshments provided


Panel discussion with:

  • John Acosta, President of AFM Musicians Local 47
  • Michael Lighty, Policy Director for California Nurses Association
  • Leslie Simon, Co-Chair of Labor United for Universal Healthcare
  • Dave Campbell, Secretary-Treasurer of Steelworkers USW Local 675

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‘Allegiance’ Musical Goes AFM

We are pleased to report a recent organizing win in signing a new agreement with the East West Players for the production of “Allegiance,” a new musical running in Little Tokyo starring George Takei.

This victory came as the result of direct action by Asian-American musicians at Local 47 who felt passionately about ensuring that this project go union. The musical addresses the hardships and discrimination against Japanese Americans during WWII, when thousands of Americans were put into internment camps.
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AFM Local 47 Executive Board Endorses Gavin Newsom for Governor

The American Federation of Musicians Local 47 Executive Board is proud to endorse Gavin Newsom for Governor of California.

Newsom earned a respectable track record as a supporter of working people during his two consecutive terms as mayor of San Francisco by guiding the city into economic stability by creating and enforcing progressive policies pushing for civil rights, environmental protections, and job creation. Continue reading

March 2018 Overture Online: Nevertheless She Persisted

Overture Online
March 2018

Nevertheless She Persisted
National Women’s History Project honors women who fight all forms of discrimination

Women’s March 2018
Musicians Join Thousands at
Los Angeles Women’s March 2018

You’re Invited!
Save the Date for our Grand Opening event May 21

Keeping the Score in CA Update
Musicians visiting legislators to promote a music-scoring tax credit

and more!

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Keeping the Score in CA: Tax Credit Committee Update

Musicians Chris Anderson-Bazzoli and Blake Cooper with Assemblywoman Wendy Carrillo at a recent legislative visit in support of a California music-scoring tax credit.

Last year we had a bill, AB 1300 (Calderon), which was narrowly focused on modifying the existing Tax Credit Program to include a music-scoring tax credit.

This year, a new bill, AB 1734 (Calderon), aims to renew the entire Film and TV Tax Credit Program. We are working with Assembly Majority Leader Ian Calderon on how to include language in the overall renewal that will address the loss of jobs in the scoring industry. Continue reading