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 …

Read MoreBlack Lives Matters

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 …

Read MoreJune 2020 Meeting Postponed


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 …


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

Informational Resources

Local 586 members,   Here at AFM Local 586 we are very sympathetic to musicians during these challenging times. We have been working diligently to provide you with as much support as possible. Here is a list of resources to assist you in obtaining current informational materials to aid you in obtaining monetary relief. We …

Read MoreInformational Resources

Music Covid Relief

People are in need of financial aid. Gigs are gone. Perhaps Music Covid Relief is one of many places to start to find some help. Information is coming in on an hourly basis. Check out the national website at These are troubling times and we are glad to pass on this information. Thank You …

Read MoreMusic Covid Relief

Free meals/food resources.

Local 586 member Katherine Shields has comprised a list organizations that provide free meals/food resources. Thank you Katie for doing this!   Free meals/food resources. See websites and phone ahead to confirm dates/hours as there may be changes. CUSD80 Free breakfast and Lunch for any kids 18 and under Any child 18 and under can …

Read MoreFree meals/food resources.