Author: Musicians Union Local 6

The State of Our Pension Fund by David Schoenbrun, Local 6 President – January 2017

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The State of Our Pension Fund by David Schoenbrun, Local 6 President January 2017 Last summer all participants in the American Federation of Musicians Employers Pension Fund (“the Fund”) received a report entitled “Annual Funding Notice.” It is a notice required to be distributed annually to all participants and intended to inform them (you) about […]

Information About Your AFM Pension

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Information About Your AFM Pension   The State of Our Pension Fund by David Schoenbrun, Local 6 President – January 2017 AFM Pension Fund Letter – December 2016   AFM Pension Fund Filing Info Directions on how to find it on the Department of Labor website Go to: https://www.efast.dol.gov/welcome.html Under Filings in the left column, click […]

How To Travel With Instruments Containing Endangered Species

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Posted on the AFM website: Thursday December 8th, 2016 Did you miss this week’s webinar providing an overview of the new rules for crossing international borders with musical instruments that contain protected species? No worries! The webinar was recorded and may be viewed here. The one-hour webinar featured experts from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife […]

Grammy In My District 2016: Education Is The Answer by Alex Walsh

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On October 26th, I attended a meeting with Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi’s staff representatives Alex Lazar and Jocelyn Yow as part of the Recording Academy’s annual GRAMMYs in My District day of advocacy. More than 20 San Francisco Chapter Recording Academy members attended the meeting held at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. This was one […]

I’ve Got Your Gig Economy Right Here! by President, David Schoenbrun

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A study by Intuit predicted that by 2020, 40% of American workers would be independent contractors.  Curiously, but maybe not so surprising considering the closeness of recent presidential polls, a recent study by Pew Research found that almost 90% of us don’t even know what a “gig economy,” which refers to such a phenomenon, is. […]