Austin Federation of Musicians


Time to Get Organized

  January 7, 2019  

My colleague, Aaron Lack, and I hopped on a plane to Washington D.C. at the beginning of December. We were headed to AFM Leadership Training. The American Federation of Musicians was hosting a 3-day training with leaders from the AFL-CIO…

Austin Opera’s Ratified CBA

  November 12, 2018  

The Austin Federation of Musicians, AFM Local 433, is pleased to announce that The Austin Opera Orchestra’s Collective Bargaining Agreement for the next three years was ratified by The Orchestra Members, Austin Opera Management, and The Austin Federation of Musicians…

Support Mariott Workers

  October 19, 2018  

Marriott workers in Boston, Detroit, San Francisco, San Jose, Oakland, San Diego and Hawaii are on strike fighting for fair treatment, dignity and respect from one of the richest hotel corporations in the world. Hardworking hotel employees tried to reach…

Update: Ratified Agreement For The Chicago Lyric Opera On Strike

  October 12, 2018  

UPDATE:    The Lyric Opera of Chicago and the Musicians Union Local 10-208 representing its orchestra musicians have reached a contract agreement, just days after the musicians went on strike. The musicians ratified the deal Sunday evening, according to a…

KOOP Radio Open House

  October 2, 2018  

KOOP Radio hosts open houses/membership drives in the Spring and Fall every year. They have a variety of local non-profit organizations together in the radio station to bring the community together, to gain members and to network. We had an…

Music Modernization Act: Update

  September 28, 2018  

The House of Representatives UNANIMOUSLY passed the Music Modernization Act because musicians strongly stood together. The bill is not the law of the land yet—but we are almost there! -American Federation of Musicians To read the full update visit:

Respect The Band Campaign

  September 28, 2018  

Musicians on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Saturday Night Live, The Voice and other live television shows are not paid when they appear on YouTube and network websites. Right now…

AFM Fair Play Fair Pay

  March 17, 2018  

While radio used to be one of the only ways we could hear music, times have changed. The explosive growth of streaming services, combined with the diversity of listening options have transformed the music landscape. Yet, the current laws governing…

Artistry of Music

  March 2, 2018  

Artistry of Music was founded by timpanist, educator, programmer, and AFM Local 433 Member Tony Edwards. Artistry of Music helps musicians and music programs create a professional web presence and manage the administrative tasks that come along with this profession.…

Free Tax Workshop For Union Members

  March 2, 2018  

Date: Wednesday, March 7th, 2018 Time: 6:30PM-8:30PM Location: 4818 E. Ben White Blvd., Suite 300, Austin, TX 78741 (Located in the IBEW Building)   The Austin Federation of Musicians is sponsoring a **FREE** Tax Workshop for UNION MEMBERS. Lisa Sretenevic,…