ICSOM – Support the Heroes Act

Here is a brief letter from Paul Austin of ICSOM:   Since the HEROES Act would provide direct support to both orchestral and freelance musicians, please consider reaching out to your AFM Local today and ask them to support ICSOM’s Phone2Action campaign.  https://actnow.io/FQDHyoj Thank you to the Philadelphia and Baltimore AFM Locals who have shared …

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Covid -19 Resources

Dear Local 586 members, There are many resources that might be available to you during this time. Rather than post an incomplete list or a list that might be inaccurate , we at Local 586 have always encouraged our members to go to the national site to see all of this information. If you have …

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HEROES ACT

  In May, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the HEROES Act, which would extend expanded unemployment benefits including the extra $600 per week in benefits through January 2021. But the Senate has still not voted on this critical piece of legislation. The extra $600 per week in unemployment benefits will run out at the …

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General Meeting

LOCAL 586 MEMBERS,   It is with regret that due to the Current Civid-19 Pandemic and pursuant to AFM OFFICERS memo dated April 5, 2020; the General Membership Meeting that was to be held Tuesday June 9, 2020 has been postponed.   No “zoom” meeting is being scheduled.   Local 586 hopes to have a …

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Union-Made in America Barbecue

AFL-CIO Whether it’s Memorial Day, July 4 or Labor Day, make sure your barbecue is stocked with union-made in America products. Our lists are courtesy of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor’s website Labor 411; Union Plus; the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers (BCTGM); and the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW).   Beer  Budweiser …

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Black Lives Matters

A Message from AFM President Ray Hair on the Most Recent String of Police Murders of Black Americans: “The unconscionable displays of racism in the United States during the past weeks and months have prompted millions of people around the world to take to the streets in protest over the inhuman, intolerable cruelty that Black …

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June 2020 Meeting Postponed

Dear Local 586 Members, It is with regret that due to the current Covid-19 pandemic and pursuant to AFM Officers memo dated April 5, 2020, the general membership meeting to be held Tuesday June 9, 2020 will be postponed until further notice. All matters before the membership will be tabled until the meeting can be …

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DES – OMBUDSMAN OFFICE

Here is a recent email received from DES – OMBUDSMAN OFFICE   Good day,   Thank you for contacting the Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES) Ombudsman’s Office. The Department is closely monitoring the unemployment situation that has impacted many individuals throughout our state. Unemployment Insurance benefits are determined based on monetary and weekly eligibility …

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Unemployment Compensation Benefits

Local 586 Members, Here is some information we received from Local 33 member Jeff Holsen. It might prove to be pathway to obtaining unemployment benefits. Again, we wish to say thank you Jeff Local 586 AZ UI Cares Act application instructions