Music Family Scholarship

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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Multiemployer Pension Reform Act

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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U.S. Senate Passes Multiemployer Pension Relief as Part of COVID-19 Relief Legislation

Legislation Will Return to House for Final Vote on Tuesday Today, the U.S. Senate passed the Butch Lewis Emergency Pension Plan Relief Act of 2021 as part of the COVID-19 relief package—the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. Because the Senate made some changes to the House of Representatives’ version of the COVID-19 relief package, …

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American Rescue Plan

We need to make sure the Senate finishes the job! The House of Representatives passed the American Rescue Plan with the Butch Lewis Emergency Pension Plan Relief Act of 2021. This wouldn’t have been possible without the voices of thousands of members like you who sent emails and made calls to your representatives. The Senate …

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