AFM Local 47 has been in discussions with Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra, a conductorless chamber orchestra based in Los Angeles, to try and bring them into an appropriate AFM contract. Unfortunately they have not agreed to sign on to a union agreement.
Their next concert takes place Nov. 18, 2017 at Walt Disney Concert Hall. If you are contacted to perform with Kaleidoscope, please be aware that at this time it is a non-union date with no union contract protections. We recommend that AFM members not participate until such a contract is in place.
Any musician performing at a major venue like Disney Hall deserves to earn a fair wage and benefits in line with industry standard. By making orchestras available for dirt cheap, employers come to expect bargain rates that undermine musicians’ ability to pay their bills.
Members contacted to perform with Kaleidoscope are encouraged to alert the President’s office at 323.993.3181.
As a labor union, American Federation of Musicians Local 47 was founded on the core principles of fairness, dignity, respect, and equality for all people. No one should ever be subjected to sexual or physical harassment or abuse of any kind in the workplace, and we commend the many women and men who have courageously spoken out and shared their stories of sexual abuse and harassment in the entertainment industry. Continue reading
This year’s Los Angeles Jazz Society Jazz Tribute Awards Concert takes place Saturday, Nov. 18, at the Montalban in Hollywood. Continue reading
Learn more about SB 562 to bring healthcare to ALL Californians at healthyca.org.
2/6/1961 – 11/4/2017
Alan Wesley Reinecke, professional percussionist and computer technologist, died Nov. 4 at home in Arcadia with his wife, parents and sister at his side. He was 56, and had been diagnosed in April with pancreatic cancer. Continue reading
The LA Orchestra Fellowship
Three Los Angeles organizations join forces to help address broad lack of diversity in American orchestras
Introducing: 47 Strong
Building a more powerful and effective union for Los Angeles musicians
Voting moves online and more changes for 2017 voting period
Golfing for a Good Cause
Music Fund of Los Angeles 16th annual fall classic to raise funds for musicians in financial distress
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Professional Musicians, Local 47 and Employers’ Health & Welfare Fund
HAVE YOU HAD A CHANGE OF ADDRESS?
The Professional Musicians Local 47 and Employers’ Health & Welfare Fund (“Fund”) will soon be determining eligibility for benefit coverage effective January 1, 2018. Important Contribution and enrollment information will be mailed out by the Fund; if you don’t complete and return this information on a timely basis it could negatively affect your ability to enroll or qualify for coverage with the Fund. If you have moved within the past year or you are new to the Health and Welfare enrollment process, PLEASE verify your address with the Fund’s administrative office. Continue reading
Life Member. Piano
2/26/1925 – 9/23/2017
Survived by child
10/20/1950 – 10/3/2017
Survived by spouse & children
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