Dear Union Family,
This is our regular monthly email newsletter. It includes reminders, member news and important announcements from the Executive Board and the office.
News from the Executive Board
Local 1000 Women’s Coffee & Caucus
The next “Women’s Coffee & Caucus Hour” will be on Wednesday, May 24th. Join us for support, sharing experiences, truth, action, planning future events, and amplifying women’s voices in our union. At this session, Faith Nolan will be guiding us through an exploration of patriarchy and how it impacts women in our union.
Wednesday, May 24, 2023 @ 12pm PT/1pm MT/2pm CT/3pm ET
This is a recurring meeting; stay tuned for future dates.
Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82276196970?pwd=RFpiQWdmQXRxQ1hhL2FERVd0VnNuZz09
Meeting ID: 822 7619 6970
Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kyKnWZcFI
Local 1000 Coffee Hour
The next Local 1000 Virtual Coffee Hour will take place on Monday, June 5th, hosted by Charlie King. Please join us for an informal hour of conversation and support with union friends and family @ 3 pm ET (12 Pacific/1 pm MTN/2 pm Central)
Topic: Coffee hour, L1K & friends
Time: Jun 5, 2023 03:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Meeting ID: 815 3288 3708
Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kug241Psj
Emergency Relief Fund Update
Good news! The Emergency Relief Fund (ERF) is now offering grants of up to $500 to members in good standing for emergency medical or unforeseen circumstances that impact their ability to work. This new policy replaces the old no-interest pay-back loan model and will be the norm from now on. We do ask recipients of the ERF, past and present, to “pay it forward” by donating back to the fund whenever they are able so that others can get support when they need it in the future. We are also hoping that many past ERF recipients will join us at some point in the near future to help raise more money for the fund so we can continue to help members in need. To apply for an ERF grant, go to: https://www.local1000.org/resources/emergency-relief-fund/
Upcoming Membership Meetings
We have two more membership meetings in 2023. Please mark these dates in your calendar. All meetings will be by Zoom – more details to follow!
Thursday, August 24th 7:00 Eastern
Thursday, November 16th 7:00 Eastern
Important Upcoming Dates
May 24: Womens’ Coffee & Caucus
May 25: E-Board Meeting
Jul 6: E-Board Meeting
For more information, view the Local 1000 calendar
Estimated Work Dues/Solidarity Pledge
Are you signed up for monthly Estimated Work Dues or Solidarity Pledge payments?
Committee and E-Board meetings
The bulk of the work of this Union gets done through the hundreds of volunteer hours provided by committee members and the Ex. Board. The E-Board meets every 6 weeks via zoom and the committees meet regularly to carry out the business of our Local. If you want to join the excitement or have a concern that you think we should be addressing, please contact President Fowler. It takes all of us working together to stand up and fight for our work. We need you! Please consider joining us.
Conference Call – Represent Local 1000!
Local 1000 hopes to be represented at more conferences to reach musicians in a range of the independent music industry. Our labor and voices are needed now more than ever, for our members and non-members alike. If you are going to be attending a conference and want to help spread the word of Local 1000 please contact President Aaron Fowler to see how you can be an Ambassador for YOUR UNION.
Communications Committee (Comm Comm)
The Comm Comm is reviewing the website to determine what needs to be updated and/or changed. If you have any feedback on the website, please contact Susan Lewis, your Western Rep on the Executive Board at email@example.com
Please update your profile! If you are not sure how, there is a video that walks you through the process. You must be logged in to complete your profile. If you don’t know your log-in credentials, contact the office: firstname.lastname@example.org
Social Media Handles
Are you connected to Local 1000’s Social Media accounts? If not, make sure you like or follow us!
Facebook Public Page: https://www.facebook.com/local1000afm
We also have a private member page, which is to facilitate communication between members of Local 1000 and to promote discussion of Local 1000 issues amongst our members. Please ask to join this page to connect with your fellow members (note: this page is for current Local 1000 members only — friends of the Local are encouraged to like our public page instead.)
Tell us your news! Have you released an album, won an award, been involved in an interesting initiative that you’d like to let people know about?
If you have exciting news to share with Local 1000 members, we want to know. Submit Your News Here!
Submissions should relate to significant career events, Please do not submit individual gig or tour announcements. Thank you!
We’ll include your news in an upcoming Local 1000 e-newsletter, and we’ll post it on our public Local 1000 page at https://www.facebook.com/local1000afm
Finally, we would like to wish the following members Happy Birthday! If your birthday falls in May and you don’t see it listed below, or if the date is incorrect, please send an email to Deborah Van Kleef with your birthdate, current phone number and email address. Thanks to Deborah and fellow Birthday Bunnies, Lydia Adams Davis, Arthur McGregor and Tim Van Egmond.
AFM Local 1000