GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING SEPTEMBER 13

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  LIVE! IN PERSON! Tuesday, September at 7:00 pm at the Union Hall. Masks strongly encouraged. The link will go out the morning of the meeting. Check your spam &/or promotions if it doesn’t come to your main inbox.  The Board of Trustees will meet on September 12, at which time proposed agenda items from …

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The Independent Gigging Musicians

The Independent Gig Musicians group is conducting a brief 1-2 minute survey. This survey is intended to help freelance musicians effectively identify and weigh the costs (both monetary and opportunity) vs. financial benefit for individual gigs. Are you really making money at that gig, or is it ultimately costing you with unconsidered expenses? Check out …

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Radio 586 AZ Roots 09-01 to 09-07-21 show 414 Gustavo Angeles, Roney-Jones

Friday nights 7-8pm on Radio586.net, KOFA AM/FM in Yuma, and these FM stations: 89.5 Williams, 90.1 Prescott, 90.7 Kingman, 89.5 & 91.3 Flagstaff. Hear our broadcasts 24/7 at http://radio586.net Click this link to download/listen to MP3 of this show: https://app.box.com/s/bob8od8ddlec883gszurgripu1q5z2vf Hosted by Joseph Leyva Gustavo Angeles-Patas Pa’rriba-SINGLE Gustavo Angeles Roney Jones-Forgiveness-EP Ineffable LLC

Music Family Scholarship

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Dear locals, We are excited to announce the return of our scholarship! We ask for your help in getting the word out to your members that this opportunity is available for them.  Attached you will find the fact sheet, you can access the application directly here: https://musicpf.org/scholarship-application/ As always if you have any questions please email …

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New Bill Would Restore Tax Deduction for Union Dues, Other Worker Expenses

Four years after the income tax deduction for union dues was ripped out of the U.S. tax code, pro-worker lawmakers are fighting to bring it back and, for the first time, make it available without itemizing. The Tax Fairness for Workers Act would also restore the deduction for other unreimbursed employee expenses, including travel and …

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Local 586 and MPTF Support Arizona Arts Community

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Gabriel Bey of Local 586 (Phoenix, AZ), longtime arts promoter and union committee outreach chair, came up with an idea to bolster the local Phoenix arts community during the pandemic.  With a grant from the Music Performance Trust Fund (MPTF)—he and Sandra Bassett, also of Local 586, created a special live-streamed concert series to celebrate …

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Multiemployer Pension Reform Act

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On Wednesday, March 17th, AFM-EPF Trustees agreed to withdraw the pending Multiemployer Pension Reform Act (MPRA) application. With the passage of the Butch Lewis Emergency Pension Plan Relief Act in the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, the need for proposed AFM-EPF benefit reductions in the forthcoming years has been eliminated. The American Rescue Plan …

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Congress Passes Multiemployer Pension Relief Legislation

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President Biden is expected to sign bill into law this week Today, the House of Representatives passed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, which includes the Butch Lewis Emergency Pension Plan Relief Act of 2021. This is fantastic news for AFM-EPF participants. This legislation is intended to pay for all Plan benefits over the …

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