A community of musicians working together to
preserve the culture of music and
promote dignity, fairness, and democracy for musicians.

11/19/14 Local 655 Election Results for 2015-17 Term of Office

For details, please see: http://www.afm655.org/elections/

11/01/14 Official Business

Local 655 Election Reminder

Please remember that ballots must be received by the Election Committee by Election Day, November 17, 2014 in order to be counted. Please note that inactive life members are ineligible to vote and were not sent ballots.

Please contact Scott Whitney, Election Committee Chair, at (954) 989-5105 if you have any questions.

11/01/14 The Union

If ever there was a group of workers who needed organized representation and protection against unfair exploitation, it's musicians. Most of us are not great business people, and we play for love as much as for money. We therefore are prime targets for everyone from club owners to symphony trustees to the mother of the bride. They all want music, but they would prefer not to pay for it. Rarely do they treat musicians, historically stigmatized as dispensable court jesters, with the same respect they extend to other professionals. We're lucky to have the musicians' union, and the union does a good job of seeing that some of us get what we deserve. In the U.S. and Canada, our union is called the American Federation of Musicians (AFM).

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11/01/14 Member Profiles

Name: Larry Roberts 

Instruments: Keyboard, Vocals, Accordion

Member Since: 2008

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