On February 6, 2024, the AFM Local 47 Executive Board unanimously moved to endorse Rep. Adam Schiff for U.S. Senate.
Workers’ rights have always been a top priority for Schiff, and as Hollywood’s representative he has maintained particular focus on the entertainment industry. His founding of the International Creativity and Theft Prevention Caucus has increased awareness and understanding of creative industries, and has helped to create policies at home and abroad that prevent the theft of copyrighted materials. Throughout the pandemic, Schiff’s efforts helped ensure that all workers – even those with nontraditional employment like contractors, freelancers, and gig economy workers – could access the expanded unemployment assistance provided under the COVID relief bills.
We recognize and applaud that Schiff has been a staunch supporter of musicians and musicians’ issues throughout his career. In 2014 he led an effort in Congress to reauthorize and enhance California’s film tax credit, and he supported our members of the Pasadena Symphony during their difficult 2017 negotiations. Schiff has been an unwavering advocate on behalf of musicians who work in film and television, as exemplified during the AFM’s international 2018 #BandTogether contract campaign and now during our current Fair Share for Musicians contract campaign.
As the labor union representing over 5,000 professional musicians throughout greater Los Angeles, AFM Local 47 is dedicated to improving the lives and livelihoods of our members, and we are proud to offer our steadfast support of Adam Schiff’s campaign to serve in the U.S. Senate.