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‘Many Crafts, One Fight’ Rally w/ IATSE, Teamsters, Hollywood Basic Crafts

Join us as we support our Hollywood crew union colleagues at their pre-negotiations kickoff rally on Sunday, March 3 at Woodley Park in Encino.

IATSE, Teamsters and the Hollywood Basic Crafts (IBEW, OPCMIA, LiUNA, and UA) will begin jointly bargaining with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) — the same employers with whom we just concluded negotiations — the next day. Continue reading

Hundreds Rally to Support Musicians at Film/TV Contract Bargaining Kick-Off Event

WGA, SAG-AFTRA, Teamsters, IATSE Stand in Strong Solidarity with AFM

A little rain couldn’t dampen the high spirits of close to 300 AFM members and supporters during a morning rally and press conference on Jan. 22, 2024 in front of the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) headquarters in Sherman Oaks, CA on the first day of negotiations for the Motion Picture/TV Film contract.

In a strong show of union solidarity, musicians were joined by members, union leaders and representatives from SAG-AFTRA, Writers Guild of America West, Teamsters, IATSE, the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, and more. Continue reading

Monday, Jan. 22: Musicians to Host Rally in L.A. Ahead First Contract Talks With AMPTP

**Event Will Happen Rain or Shine at 9 a.m. **

Los Angeles — On Monday, January 22 at 9 a.m, musicians of the American Federation of Musicians will host a press conference and rally in front of the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) headquarters in Sherman Oaks, CA and host a rally ahead of the first day of contract negotiations.

AFM will be joined by members and representatives from SAG-AFTRA, the Teamsters, IATSE, WGA and the LA County Federation of Labor. Continue reading

Musicians to Rally Jan. 22 to Demand Their Fair Share

In less than three weeks, musicians will begin bargaining with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) for the motion picture and TV film contract.

Now it’s our turn to negotiate a fair and sustainable contract – just like our fellow unions WGA and SAG-AFTRA did.

On Monday, January 22, 2024, at 9 a.m., musicians will be marching in front of the AMPTP headquarters in Sherman Oaks to take us directly into that day’s negotiations with a great wave of support from members and fellow union allies.

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Action Alert: UAW UCLA academic workers strike MONDAY 11/21/2022

This week UAW Academic Workers announced a multi-unit statewide strike against the University of California’s unlawful conduct.

Join us and rally for the Arts and Entertainment Unions & Alumni Picket line in solidarity with 48,000 UAW student workers on strike!

Monday, November 21, 12:30-2:30pm

UCLA’s Inverted Foundation, Pritzker Hall, 502 Portola Plaza (near Kinsey Pavilion) – see map

We’ll have Local 47 T-shirts for you to wear!

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!

Bringing it All Back Home


Entertainment workers take to Sacramento to bring jobs back to California

Words + photos by Linda A. Rapka

The behind-the-camera workers of th e film and television industry transformed the California State Capitol into a production studio on what was dubbed “Mobilization Day,” demonstrating to lawmakers how the jobs that bring our favorite movies and television shows to life also vitalize the state’s economy.

Hundreds of entertainment workers descended upon the steps of the Capitol Aug. 20 in an impressive show of support for AB 1839 (Bocanegra/Gatto), a bill that will strengthen California’s film and TV tax incentive program. Continue reading