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Musicians join thousands in Los Angeles at Women’s March 2018

Local 47 musicians & union members joined hundreds of thousands at the 2018 Women’s March Los Angeles.

Activists converged on downtown the morning of Jan. 20 marching from Pershing Square to City Hall as part of the second annual Women’s March, the largest of dozens of similar protests held around the nation.

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2018 Wage Scale Update

The Executive Board has approved the Wage Scale Committee’s recommendations for updates to Live Engagements and Music Prep for Live Engagements, which take effect January 1, 2018.

The printed books will be published mid-January and available by request from the Live Performance Department. A digital copy of the 2018 Wage Scale book is available in the Member Section at (login required) from the “Members-Only Scales & Documents” tab.

The AFM has made available Music Prep scales for copyists preparing parts for musical theater, which are also available in the members section of our website.

Women’s March Los Angeles 2018

Saturday, January 20th, 2018
9 a.m. – Pershing Square, Downtown Los Angeles

One year ago musicians made history by being part of the largest demonstration ever in Los Angeles. This year we will make our voices (and instruments) heard in the streets AND at the ballot box.

Musicians are taking a leadership role among entertainment unions: turning activism into political power for working people. Join us as we kick off a new year.

Cinema Scoring, Collective Media Guild added to AFM International Unfair List

Los Angeles-based Cinema Scoring and Collective Media Guild have been placed on the American Federation of Musicians International Unfair List for failure to pay area standards and discrimination against musicians due to union status.

These employers also appear on the AFM Local 47 Do Not Work For List. Continue reading