As a labor union, Local 1000 believes that all musicians, as cultural workers, have the right to a fair, equitable living wage and safe working conditions, free from harassment and discrimination.
This is the principle behind Fair Trade Music, an exciting, far-reaching Local 1000 organizing campaign. Fair Trade Music envisions a cultural community where venues guarantee fair wages and safe working conditions for every musician they hire, union member or not.
Inspired by the fair trade coffee and apparel movements, we call on venues to commit to paying union scale and providing a safe, dignified working environment for every performer they hire.
Fair Trade Music venues display our campaign logo, assuring concertgoers that the artists they love are fairly paid and treated with respect. Musicians, presenters, and audiences who share these values make up the Fair Trade Music community.
Fair Trade Music brings together performers, presenters, and listeners to create a stronger, more sustainable music community. With Fair Trade Music, everybody wins.
You can be part of Fair Trade Music:
Become a Fair Trade Music venue! For further information contact the Fair Trade Music Committee Chair: FairTradeMusic @ Local 1000 DOT org
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