Union activists from American Federation of Musicians Local 47, Writers Guild of America, SAG-AFTRA, and Directors Guild of America
SAG-AFTRA Western Region organizing director Steve Sidawi, AFM Local 47 organizing coordinator Jefferson Kemper
SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris marching with AFM Local 47 musicains
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.
Carmine Marinelli, father of AFM Local 47 composer Anthony Marinelli, served as Master of Properties at the LA Music Center for 35 years, died January 10, 2018. Continue reading
We are pleased to report that, after two years without a contract and tough negotiations, the Pasadena Symphony Orchestra has reached a tentative new agreement. Continue reading
Wage scales for the Los Angeles Orchestra Leaders’ Association have been updated for 2018.
Members may access the CBA in the members-section at afm47.org (login required) or by contacting our Live Performance Department at 323.993.3156 or 323.993.3147.
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 afm47.org (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.
John C. Byrer
Life Member. Trumpet
6/6/1933 – 11/20/2017
Survived by spouse & children
5/25/1947 – 11/15/2017
Survived by sons and family
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.
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