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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.


  • 5 Nov 2020 Executive Board Meeting in the Ethernet at Online
  • 7 Nov 2020 Local 1000 Membership Meeting in the Ethernet at Online
  • 17 Dec 2020 Executive Board Meeting in the Ethernet at Online

New Deal

  • New Deal Winter 2020

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