June 2019 Overture Online: Celebrating Pride Month

Inside This Issue:

Celebrating Pride Month 
Musicians send letters of love to the LGBTQ+ community

Melissa Etheridge to Headline Pride Festival
Iconic singer/songwriter will perform at the celebrations in San Diego

Organizing Update
Musicians kick up efforts to win fair contracts in streaming era

Member Spotlight
Tom Morello: Cultural Warrior to be honored at Labor 411 Blue Tie Gala

and more!

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#ListenLA Pride Playlist

June is Pride Month, and we’re celebrating with our #ListenLA Pride Playlist!

Featuring a mix of prominent artists who belong to the LGBTQ+ community, along with those who are outspoken allies, this playlist features songs featuring empowered lyrics and danceable rhythms that inspire pride and equality for all. And of course, all of these anthems were recorded union in Los Angeles with AFM Local 47 musicians.

Watch on YouTube above or listen on Spotify below:

H&W: The Facts About Sleep Apnea

Sleep is supposed to be a rejuvenating experience. But this isn’t so if you have sleep apnea, a condition that causes you to stop breathing over and over during sleep.

The majority of people with sleep apnea don’t even realize they have it. But if you suffer from this disorder, you may have been told that you snore loudly and gasp for air when sleeping. And you may be extremely sleepy during the day and have trouble concentrating. Continue reading

Notice of Special Election to Fill Vacancy on Executive Board

A special election to fill a vacancy on the Executive Board, currently held temporarily by P. Blake Cooper as appointed by the Board, will take place at the next General Membership Meeting on July 22, 2019. Please click here to review the full meeting agenda.

For information on Vacancies and Special Elections, please refer to Articles IX and X of the AFM Local 47 Bylaws, available in the members section of our website or upon request from the Secretary/Treasurer’s Office. Continue reading

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