Former Member. Electric Bass 8/28/1937 – 12/18/2018
by Hal Blaine, Life Member, AFM Local 47
We are all shocked at the news that “the gentle giant of the Fender bass” has left the world, leaving a musical resume that will live on forever. Joe Osborn has lost his battle with pancreatic cancer. Continue reading →
Happy Holidays! from the Musicians Union of Los Angeles
Vote in the AFM Local 47 General Election
December 11, 2018
‘Tis the Season to Help a Musician in Need
This holiday season, please consider a donation to help musicians who have fallen upon hard times to get back on their feet
Film Musicians Secondary Markets Fund
A year-end report
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The next AFM Local 47 General Election takes place Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018.
Polls will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Local 47 headquarters, 3220 Winona Ave. in Burbank.
Eligible voters may request a Vote By Mail Absentee Ballot by downloading the form at afm47.org/election and sending it directly to the California Elections Company. DO NOT SEND THE FORM TO LOCAL 47. Please be sure to allow ample time to send in your request, receive your absentee ballot by mail, and send it off to arrive at the Burbank P.O. box no later than Dec.11, at 9 a.m. when all absentee ballots will be collected by the Election Board.Continue reading →
The TV Videotape (Live TV) contract negotiations are coming to Los Angeles. In earlier rounds of negotiations, our AFM team has made clear to the networks that they need to pay streaming residuals just like the other unions get, and pay every musician who works on the production.
We believe we can achieve this, but we all need to be in it together.
If you work in Live TV, please plan to join us at one of these informational meetings:
Earlier this year Congress established a bipartisan Joint Select Committee on the Solvency of Multiemployer Pension Plans. The original deadline to address the dire solvency issues facing over 100 pension funds across the U.S., including the AFM-EPF, was Nov. 30, 2018. However, the Chairs of the Joint Select Committee announced that they had made progress, and would continue working beyond that deadline.
This Joint Select Committee represents the best chance yet to pass legislation that helps our Fund and protects your benefits and retirement security. However, proposed changes to the Butch Lewis Act would prevent the AFM-EPF and many other multiemployer pension funds from accessing the bill’s loan program.