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Instrumental Casting Pledges to Not Violate Federal Labor Laws

Company owned by Jennifer Walton required to comply with National Labor Relations Board settlement agreement

In May of 2017, AFM Local 47 filed an Unfair Labor Practice Charge against Instrumental Casting, LLC, owned by Jennifer Walton, for violations for federal labor laws. In its charge, Local 47 said that she forced musicians to disclose their union membership status and categorically denied employment to musicians who were members of the Union.

Faced with Local 47’s charge and an NLRB investigation, Instrumental Casting signed a settlement agreement with the NLRB that requires Instrumental Casting to post an official NLRB Notice on its website and at its office stating that musicians are free to advocate for better wages, benefits, and working conditions, and to join or form unions, and that Instrumental Casting will refrain from restricting those rights or discriminating against musicians that exercise them. Walton must also email this Notice to musicians to whom she sent casting calls.  Continue reading

Wordless Music Charged With Unfair Labor Practice

AFM Local 47 has filed charges against Wordless Music for being in violation of the National Labor Relations Act.

Within the last six months, Wordless Music has refused to produce documents related to an upcoming performance at the Theater at Ace Hotel scheduled for June 3, 2017.

The furnishing of this information is necessary to complete its obligation as a bargaining representative.