For years those
of us touring on the folk, bluegrass and acoustic music circuit
have led a solitary life. One-night stands. Unpredictable working
conditions. No health insurance. No pension. No way to get good,
affordable insurance for our instruments. No one to stand up
for us and help us get the respect we deserve as hardworking
professionals. And not much reason to join the American Federation
of Musicians (AFM).
Things have changed and now we have an AFM
local just for us: Local 1000, the North American Traveling
Musicians Union. We’re a democratically run organization
created by and for traveling musicians, people just like you.
And no matter where you live in Canada or the U.S., Local 1000
is for you!—from the www.local1000.com website.
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