It all began with a convention in Indianapolis in 1896 that gave birth to the AFM, the first artists' organization dealing with the special needs and issues that concern musicians. The union has worked hard to establish wage scales and create standard conditions for professional work.
Today, the American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada, AFL-CIO, CLC is the world's largest and most important association of performing artists. It currently consists of over 385 local unions throughout the US and Canada with a total membership numbering well over 150,000, and is recognized as a force in the industry that speaks with authority on behalf of professional musicians.
If you are an AFM member you can access their Bulletin Board Service from
your home computer. Call 1-800-762-3444 to get the access number in your
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