More than 20 AFM Local 47 musicians turned out to the Day of Solidarity march and rally outside of Disney Studios in Burbank on Aug. 22. Thousands of union members, labor leaders and community supporters gathered to deliver a singular message to the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers on behalf of striking WGA/SAG-AFTRA members: “We are not backing down!”
Stephanie O’Keefe, President, AFM Local 47
AFM Local 47 President Stephanie O’Keefe joined a stage full of labor and community leaders, and proud union members, to deliver a powerful speech to a crowd of thousands in support of striking writers and actors who are standing strong in their fight for a fair contract. Continue reading
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
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
The American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada has joined SAG-AFTRA, DGA, and I.A.T.S.E. in support of the Writers Guild of America and their ongoing negotiations for a new film and TV contract.
Local 47 is taking concrete steps to support our Writers Guild colleagues in this strike. Their goal is our goal: winning fair and livable compensation from the same film/TV studios with whom we will be negotiating with later this year. We are in close communication with WGA leadership. Supporting each other is extremely important to both our campaigns.
Local 47 will be joining writers on their picket lines at four locations: Sony, Fox, Paramount and Warner Bros. studios. WGA members will be picketing from 9am-1pm and 1-5pm each day at these locations until further notice. It will be ideal that Local 47 members will be present each day as well. Please use our online form to sign up to participate. We can meet, walk together – and we will provide you with a Local 47 T-shirt.
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