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.
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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
On the Agenda (subject to change):
– Presentation of 50-Year Pins
– Guest Speaker: Lindsay Dougherty, Teamsters Local 399 Secretary-Treasurer & IBT Western Region Vice President
– Officer Reports
– Old and New Business
Open to all AFM Local 47 members in good standing
RSVP at afm47.org/gmm
(Your RSVP is encouraged, but not required) Continue reading
In an unprecedented and impressive show of solidarity, thousands of workers gathered for a massive rally in downtown Los Angeles on May 26 to support the ongoing Writers Guild of America as they entered week four of their strike. In addition to WGA, many other unions — including the AFM — have contracts ending this year. Continue reading
Wendy Melvoin and Lisa Coleman of Wendy & Lisa are an Emmy Award winning musical composing duo based in Los Angeles. They both started their careers in one of the most successful rock bands of the 1980s, Prince & the Revolution. Continue reading
AFM musicians from coast to coast are supporting our Writers Guild colleagues in their strike. Their goal is our goal; winning fair and livable compensation from the same huge film/TV studios we will be negotiating with later this year.
Marking the first WGA strike in more than 10 years, writers walked off the job on May 2 after talks between WGA and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers came to a standstill. Continue reading
This series of six classes will feature examples that demonstrate styles heard in composers such as Bernard Herrmann, John Williams, Thomas Newman, and Max Richter.
The course will explore a range of theoretical concepts of modern composition and the various ways they are used in film and media composition.
Topics covered include intervals and chords, pitch in tonal and nontonal music, pantriadicism, Neo-Riemannian theory, chromatic and modal composition, minimalism, and aleatoric composition.
These free classes are being offered exclusively to AFM Local 47 members in good standing. Registration deadline: August 2, 2023.
Learn more and register at afm47.org/composition.