AFM Local 47 President Stephanie O’Keefe was the latest labor champion to be featured by the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor in the 9/14/2023 edition of the “On the Move” newsletter. The article is reprinted below. Continue reading
Inside This Issue:
- ON THE COVER: Happy Labor Day!
- SoCal Labor Celebrates National Day of Solidarity
- Member Spotlight: Meredith Snow
- Labor Day Rally 2023: Take a Stand for Healthcare Workers
- Creative Artists are Rising Up… Musicians are Next!
- Auditions: New West Symphony, Bay Philharmonic, Long Beach Symphony
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Life Member. Piano
3/28/1937 – 7/3/2023
Lincoln Mayorga, the consummate musician as well as founder of Townhall Records and co-founder of Sheffield Lab and the Mastering Lab, has died. The concert pianist, arranger, composer, conductor, producer, and audiophile innovator was equally comfortable performing classical music on international stages and arranging and playing with popular artists in diverse venues — pop, jazz, classical, and rock ‘n’ roll. Continue reading
Former Member. Trumpet
8/5/1954 – 6/27/2023
A highly respected Los Angeles trumpeter, composer, and arranger, Howie was a Van Laar Trumpets artist and endorsed Bob Reeves mouthpieces. He received a Bachelor of Music Education from Fredonia State University in 1975, a Master of Music with a major in Jazz Studies from the Eastman School of Music in 1977, and a Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Southern California in 2002. He studied trumpet with James F. Burke, Raymond Crisara, and Carmine Caruso. Continue reading
Inside This Issue:
- COVER STORY: Hot Labor Summer – Labor disputes in every sector heat up the Southland
- Musicians ramp up support for striking writers & actors
- Member Spotlight: Dave Grohl
- Report from the 102nd American Federation of Musicians Convention
- Modern Composition: Free classes for AFM 47 members begin Aug. 2
- Book Review: ‘Beyond Lip Service: A Framework for Brass Fundamentals”
- Auditions: Sacramento Philharmonic & Opera, Bay Philharmonic
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UPS Teamsters rallied and picketed in downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday, just over a week before their contract with the shipping company is set to expire, raising the specter of a possible strike.
Among those in attendance were AFM Local 47 President Stephanie O’Keefe and Vice President Marc Sazer along with other members. Members of the Screen Actors Guild and the Writers Guild of America, which are both currently on strike, also attended the Teamsters event. Continue reading
Striking workers at dozens of Southern California hotels spent their Fourth of July on picket lines, joined by thousands of supporters.
AFM Local 47 joined the march and rally in Santa Monica, demonstrating outside of several local hotels in support of workers workers pushing for higher wages and better health and retirement benefits.
The contract between the hotels and UNITE HERE Local 11, which represents 15,000 workers employed at major hotels, expired at 12:01 a.m. Saturday. Workers officially walked off the job on Sunday.
AFM Local 47 recently experienced a data breach. For more information please click here.
Due to circumstances related to this event, we are unable to publish a July 2023 issue of our monthly e-magazine, Overture Online. Our regular publication schedule will resume with the August 2023 issue. We apologize for any inconvenience.
AFM Local 47 members joined with more than 5,000 supporters in a dazzling display of union solidarity at the WGA STRONG rally on Wednesday, June 21. Thousands marched from Pan Pacific Park to the La Brea Tar Pits, where an array of special guest speakers and performers voiced their overwhelming support for striking WGA members. Continue reading