Los Angeles, CA — The countdown is on! On January 22, the AFM will enter the ring with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP), the powerful negotiating body representing major studios and networks.
Last summer, the Writers Guild of America (WGA) and SAG-AFTRA secured historic contracts after unprecedented strikes, marking a new era of worker solidarity and industry recognition for artist value. These victories ripple outwards, offering potent opportunities for us, the musicians, to leverage in our fight for fair compensation and working conditions.
The major entertainment guilds – AFM, WGA, SAG-AFTRA, IATSE, and Teamsters – will stand united on the picket lines, demonstrating an ironclad front against the AMPTP’s exploitative tactics. Through this display of solidarity, we will put an end to the industry’s “divide-and-conquer” strategies and make it clear that when artists unite, their voices will not be silenced.
Show your solidarity with musicians at the Bargaining Kick-Off Rally on Monday, January 22, at 9 a.m. in front of the AMPTP headquarters in Sherman Oaks.
WHAT: Musical performance, rally, and press conference for AFM Fair Share for Musicians campaign
WHO: American Federation of Musicians members and allied unions & supporters
WHERE: Alliance of Motion Picture & Television Producers Headquarters
Sherman Oaks Galleria – Building E
15301 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
WHEN: Monday, January 22 – Gathering: 8:30 a.m., Rally: 9–11 a.m.
Mark your calendars and be sure to RSVP here if you plan to attend this rally: bit.ly/FS4M-rsvp
It’s time to secure a Fair Share for Musicians in the streaming era, and we need your strength and support to make it happen. If you can’t attend the rally but want to be involved in the AFM Fair Share for Musicians campaign, please help us build support and leverage by signing our petition to the AMPTP at bit.ly/Fair-Share-Musicians.
Stay informed: Visit the AFMFairShareforMusicians.org website and follow @afmfairshareformusicians on social media for updates on the negotiations.
ABOUT: The American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada (AFM) is an AFL-CIO affiliated labor union representing 70,000 professional musicians in the United States and Canada. The AFM, which has its headquarters in New York City, is led by International President Tino Gagliardi. Founded in 1896, the AFM is the largest organization in the world representing professional instrumental musicians playing in orchestras, bands, clubs, and theater — both on Broadway and on tour. AFM members make music for film, television, commercials, and sound recordings. The AFM negotiates fair agreements, protects ownership of recorded music, secures benefits such as health care and pension, and lobbies for musicians and the rights of workers.