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ERF Covid-19 Grants Available!

We have traditionally been offering no-interest loans to members from the ERF, but after discussion within the Finance Committee and the Executive Board, we are really pleased to announce that the ERF can now offer what we are calling ‘COVID-19 grants” of up to $1000 to members in good standing from now until December 31

Funding for Online Concerts from the Music Performance Trust Fund

The Music Performance Trust Fund (MPTF) is a non-profit organization affiliated with the American Federation of Musicians that sponsors free public concerts all over North America. During the pandemic, The Music Performance Trust Fund will fund up to 100% of an online public concert. The concert needs to be sponsored by a third-party organization (it […]

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New Resources to Protect Your Work Online

In the face of Covid-19, many of us are either self-presenting live-stream concerts, or we are working with concert presenters to co-present online concerts. We are pleased to announce two new resources to help members who would like to protect their work online and create fair conditions for our work with other organizations.   Joint […]

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Local 1000 Covid-19 Updates and Resources

This page is meant to help members with the most up-to-date information and resources for getting through the Covid-19 Crisis. We are committed to sharing resources with our members and we will continue to do that as much as we can over the next while. This page may be updated with new information as it becomes available so please check back.

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Local 1000 Emergency Relief Fund – Covid 19

We have traditionally been offering no-interest loans to members from the ERF, but after discussion within the Finance Committee and the Executive Board, we are really pleased to announce that the ERF can now offer what we are calling ‘COVID-19 grants” of up to $1000 to members in good standing from now until December 31

Donate to Local 1000 Emergency Relief Fund

Many of our members are suffering a huge loss of income right now due to cancelled concerts because of the Covid-19 crisis. As self-employed workers, most of us don’t have access to benefits like unemployment insurance or sick days. 

Here is one way you can help: donate to Local 1000’s Emergency Relief Fund (ERF)

What Does the Application for Benefit Reductions by the AFM Pension Mean?

In January participants in the AFM-EPF, the musicians’ union pension fund, received a letter about a petition to the US Treasury Department under the Multiemployer Pension Reform Act to reduce benefits. Member John O’Connor has prepared a summary to explain what’s happening

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The Winter 2020 edition of New Deal is now available!

Urgent: Proposed Changes to P2 Performing Visa fees for Canadian musicians

The Department of Homeland Security is currently proposing to increase the fees for P2 visas for foreign performing artists by up to 53%, from $460 to $705. This would be a huge increase for our Canadian members who already endure an uncertain and expensive process to obtain performing visas.

Please take a few minutes and make your voice heard for your Canadian brothers and sisters. We urge all our US members to visit the website for commenting on the proposed changes and register your opposition. Commenting is open until December 30th.

Sign the Statement of Support for Working Musicians

Every working musician should reasonably expect: professional and respectful treatment in the workplace; professional and respectful communication with presenters, venues, staff, and stage crew; safe working conditions free from physical dangers and harassment of all kinds; fair wages; clear policies from venues on the sale of merchandise; transparent and timely reconciliation of all financial matters; […]

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