Save Our Stages Act

If you think #SaveOurStages is just about protecting the venues, think again. This infographic does a great job of demonstrating what we lose when entertainment businesses close their doors. The #SOSAct authorizes the SBA to make grants to eligible venues, promoters, or talent reps to address the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on live …

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Rep. Cohen Co-Sponsors Raft of Bills for Restaurant, Live Music Relief

Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Memphis) joined a bipartisan group of federal lawmakers last week to co-sponsor a $10 billion bill to help independent entertainment venues stay afloat during the pandemic. The Save Our Stages (SOS) Act has broad support from congressional leaders, particularly those from districts or states dependent on live music for tourism, like Memphis …

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A Message from Ray Hair

This Labor Day weekend, whether you’re at a barbecue, a picnic or a parade, let your friends and family know: Unions make us stronger. Nearly four months ago, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the HEROES Act, a comprehensive COVID-19 relief bill that would provide extended unemployment insurance benefits, hazard pay, an emergency infectious disease …

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RED ALERT

LIVE EVENT & ENTERTAINMENT PROFESSIONALS CALL TO ACTION 9.1.2020 9PM – 12 MIDNIGHT Join the  National Initiative – Bring attention to the industry by lighting our venues & attractions RED. DON’T LET EVENTS GO DARK! The live events industry needs Congress to pass the RESTART Act and extend PUA! Music venues across the U.S. will …

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Local 586 Town Hall Meeting

LOCAL 586 MEMBERS, It is with regret that the General Membership Meeting originally scheduled for Tuesday, September 8, 2020 has been postponed due to the Covid-19 Pandemic and pursuant to AFM OFFICERS memo dated April 5, 2020. In its place, Local 586 will hold a Town Hall meeting for our 371 active members only via …

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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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