AFM members are advised that the Bandits of the Acoustic Revolution featuring Streetlight Manifesto concert taking place at the Dolby Theatre on May 18, 2019 is not currently covered under a union agreement.
It has come to our attention that Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG) may be contacting local musicians to participate in this engagement with no contract protections for fair wages, health & welfare, pension, or other benefits that come with AFM union contracts.
Local 47 has reached out to event producers, who so far have refused to guarantee that musicians hired for this performance will earn fair wages and benefits in line with industry standards.
As professional musicians, we must take a stand against taking jobs at sub-standard rates far below what we deserve. We not only cheat ourselves by accepting such engagements, but we also cheat our colleagues by setting a precedent that it’s acceptable to undervalue us and our work.
If you are contacted to participate in these engagements, please alert the office of AFM Local 47 President John Acosta at 323.993.3181 or firstname.lastname@example.org.