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May 2023 Overture Online: International Workers’ Day

Inside This Issue:

  • COVER STORY: International Workers’ Day
  • Gail Kruvand Elected New Secretary/Treasurer
  • Member Spotlight: Reggie Watts
  • Spring Membership Drive: Spread the Word!
  • All That Jazz: Highlights From Our First Annual AFM Local 47 Jazz Festival
  • MPTF Announces Two Student Scholarships for 2023
  • AFM Stands in Solidarity with WGA in Their Fight to Win a Fair Contract
  • Auditions: Modesto Symphony Orchestra
and more!

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Thousands turn out for May Day March Los Angeles 2017

AFM Local 47 musicians, WGA-West writers, and Healthy California coalition members marched with tens of thousands of Angelenos on May Day 2017 on a three-mile course from MacArthur Park to City Hall.

View our May Day photo gallery on Flickr

Musicians marched on Monday in record numbers. Our community of politically-engaged musicians has grown larger than ever before, with nearly 50 musicians making the long march in the hot sun yesterday.

Tony Jones, Jeff Fish and Bryan Head led the drumline at the May Day March Los Angeles 2017.  View our May Day YouTube playlist. Continue reading

May 2016 Overture Online: International Workers’ Day

Overture Online
May 2016

“The day will come when our silence will be more powerful than the voices you are throttling today.”
– Haymarket Monument

May Day: Celebrating International Workers’ Day

New Agreement Reached With Amazon’s ‘Transparent’
After AFM members protest against unfair treatment, producers at Picrow agree to hold musicians to fair industry standard

Prince Was a Champion for Working People
A look at the legendary artist’s career-spanning fights on behalf of working people

The Best Kept Secret for Musicians
The Actors Fund provides free services and workshops for EVERYONE in entertainment

and more!

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2015 International Worker’s Day March & Celebration in Chinatown

Hanging out with "Proud Union Thug" Tom Morello

Hanging out with “Proud Union Thug,” longtime Local 47 member Tom Morello (The Nightwatchman, Rage Against the Machine, Audioslave).
Above: Diane Lauerman, John Acosta; below: Gary Lasley, Linda Rapka

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Local 47 in solidarity with Raise the Wage, Fight For $15, Black Lives Matter, LA Progressive, the ACLU, and the immigrant rights movement that seeks the implementation of DACA and DAPA without delay!


Linda Rapka, Michael Ankney & Diane Lauerman carrying Old Glory all the way from Chinatown to City Hall!