AFM members are advised a call may have gone out for the 1940s Battle of the Big Bands: Harry James vs. Glenn Miller concert taking place at the Barclay Theatre in Irvine on Sunday, July 21, 2019 at 3 p.m.
Please be aware that at this time this is currently a non-union concert, with no contract protections for fair wages, health & welfare, pension, or other benefits that come with union contracts.
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 my office at 323.993.3181 or firstname.lastname@example.org. We want to make sure you are paid correctly and receive the proper benefits.