General Membership Meeting: Oct. 26, 2020

On the Agenda (subject to change):

– Presentation of 50 year pins
– Officer Reports
– Old and New Business (Update on Live TV negotiations)

Based on guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and the California Governor’s Office prohibiting group gatherings during the COVID-19 crisis, we will be holding our next General Membership Meeting on Oct. 26, 2020, electronically via Zoom.

This meeting is open to all Local 47 members in good standing. Registration is required. Once your membership is verified, you will receive an email link with the virtual access code.

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October 2020 Overture Online: Harvey Mason jr

Inside This Issue:

  • Harvey Mason jr
    The Recording Academy chair and interim president/CEO talks advocacy, diversity and equity in a new era for the Academy, and for society at large
  • AFM Local 47 Election News
    Information about our union’s 2020 general election
  • Live TV Musicians Tell Networks: #RespectUs
    AFM members step up efforts to secure a fair contract, gain parity, and end structural racism
  • Election 2020: Workers First. Vote Union
    A closer look at Propositions 15, 16 and 22
  • and more!

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Overture Online is optimized for reading via smartphone or tablet. For those without access to a smart device, recent issues may be viewed on a web browser from the Magloft bookshelf. The complete pdf archive may be found here.

September 2020 Overture Online: Fair Trade of Music

Inside This Issue:

Fair Trade of Music
Industry leaders join forces to support fair pay for music creators worldwide

Organizing Update
The NBA strike, bargaining for the common good, and a union for all musicians

Survey Says:
AFM Local 47 Demographics & Employment Survey results

and more!

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Phone Lines Temporarily Down – Here’s how to contact us

Please be aware that our office phone lines are temporarily down. Our vendor is busy working on resolving this issue as quickly as possible. We apologize for any inconvenience.

In the meantime, our titled officers and staff are here for you at the following mobile numbers:

  • President’s Office: 323.337.7631
  • Vice President’s Office / EMD / Sound Recording: 818.414.8931
  • Secretary/Treasurer / Dues & Membership: 951.830.5025
  • Live Performance: 323.804.6511 / 323.806.5274 

You may also use this online form to send us an email.

We thank you for your patience.

Take Action Now to Ensure Law Enforcement Integrity and Accountability: SB 731

AFM Local 47 has been proud to be part of a sustained effort by the entertainment community to support the Black community through advocacy for policies addressing racial injustice. The California Legislature is considering a critical bill, SB 731 introduced by Senator Steve Bradford, which will implement an effective system to revoke an officer’s certification based on criminal conviction and certain acts of serious misconduct, and will also reinstate the original objective of California’s civil rights law (the “Bane Act”) to properly protect the rights of all California citizens. 

Los Angeles-area state Assemblymembers are crucial to the bill’s advancing, not only because of our strong presence as a community in the area but also to the overall political equation. Time is of the essence. We have a very limited window in the next two days to demonstrate our support for the bill to legislators and to ensure it advances in the process.

Please take a moment as soon as possible to visit this phone2action link to generate a message of support to your local Assemblymember. 

Alert Re: Underpaid Recording Sessions

It has come to our attention that during the “Shelter in Place” order that was issued in March, and up to present many of you may have not been paid the full amount of hours worked on recording projects. Local 47, in consultation with the AFM national office has been conducting audits with several of our payroll companies to ensure proper payment of wages and benefits for your services.

If you believe you have not been paid the full extent of the payment due to you, Local 47 requests you submit the name of your project using this online report form. Your identity will be kept anonymous.