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Local 1000 Executive Board to meet at NERFA

In order to help broaden our exposure to our constituency and provide face-to-face access to possible members, the Local 1000 Executive Board will have its annual Fall Board Retreat in conjunction with the NorthEast Regional Folk Alliance (NERFA)

Member Surveys

The Member Services Committee is seeking information from our members about your participation in our AFM Local. We have two surveys that are being administered by Survey Monkey. There are a total of 18 questions between the 2 surveys and it should take less than 15 minutes of your time to give us valuable information […]

Utah Phillips, May 15, 1935-May 23, 2008

Local 1000 member Utah Phillips died Friday night, May 23, 2008, in bed at home in Nevada City CA. His wife, Joanna Robinson, was at his side.

New Members Join at Folk Alliance!

Our presence at the International Folk Alliance in Memphis has resulted in eight (8) new members!

AFM Bylaw Change Allows Bands To Join for Less

At our September 2007 membership meeting, Local 1000 adopted a new policy, which makes it more economical for bands to join our union.

Delta Carry-On Policy, an Example for Other Airlines

This past May the AFM (American Federation of Musicians) ended its boycott of Delta Airlines when the carrier agreed to accept guitars and “other smaller instruments” as carry-on baggage. We hope this new policy becomes a template for other airlines.

Pete Seeger Nobel Peace Prize campaign continues

Nearly 7,000 people have signed the petition to nominate Pete Seeger for the Nobel Peace Prize.

Sign the Fair Folk Petition

If you are musician or performer who works on the folk circuit, please sign the Fair Folk petition.


  • 19 Jun 2021 Local 1000 Membership Meeting in the Ethernet at Online
  • 15 Jul 2021 Executive Board Meeting in the Ethernet at Online
  • 21 Aug 2021 Local 1000 Membership Meeting in the Ethernet at Online

New Deal

  • New Deal Spring 2021

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