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Thousands Take to Streets for MAY DAY MARCH Los Angeles
Also in this issue:
AB 1300: Let’s Bring More Music-Scoring Jobs to CA!
New tax credit bill promises to lure back out-of-state and low-budget film and TV productions
Musicians Stand Up Against Poverty Wages
Instrumental Casting, Shahkar called out for exploiting non-union musicians
Next Steps for Healthy CA
Universal Healthcare bill SB 562 heads to Senate floor
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AFM Local 47 musicians, WGA-West writers, and Healthy California coalition members marched with tens of thousands of Angelenos on May Day 2017 on a three-mile course from MacArthur Park to City Hall.
View our May Day photo gallery on Flickr
Musicians marched on Monday in record numbers. Our community of politically-engaged musicians has grown larger than ever before, with nearly 50 musicians making the long march in the hot sun yesterday.
Tony Jones, Jeff Fish and Bryan Head led the drumline at the May Day March Los Angeles 2017. View our May Day YouTube playlist. Continue reading
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“The day will come when our silence will be more powerful than the voices you are throttling today.”
– Haymarket Monument
May Day: Celebrating International Workers’ Day
New Agreement Reached With Amazon’s ‘Transparent’
After AFM members protest against unfair treatment, producers at Picrow agree to hold musicians to fair industry standard
Prince Was a Champion for Working People
A look at the legendary artist’s career-spanning fights on behalf of working people
The Best Kept Secret for Musicians
The Actors Fund provides free services and workshops for EVERYONE in entertainment
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Let’s bring the nation’s Labor Beat back!
A message from Workers Independent News:
For decades, the “labor beat” has been steadily disappearing from mainstream media sources. A systematic, and some would argue, intentional reduction in the perceived importance of the working class has created an environment of dismissal and even disdain for workers, as they are blamed repeatedly for America’s fiscal woes. Continue reading
Hanging out with “Proud Union Thug,” longtime Local 47 member Tom Morello (The Nightwatchman, Rage Against the Machine, Audioslave).
Above: Diane Lauerman, John Acosta; below: Gary Lasley, Linda Rapka
Local 47 in solidarity with Raise the Wage, Fight For $15, Black Lives Matter, LA Progressive, the ACLU, and the immigrant rights movement that seeks the implementation of DACA and DAPA without delay!
Linda Rapka, Michael Ankney & Diane Lauerman carrying Old Glory all the way from Chinatown to City Hall!