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 end of this month if the Senate does not act NOW.

  • Extending Pandemic Unemployment Compensation which provides an additional $600 per week that unemployed workers have been receiving since the CARES Act passed in March.
  • Preserving healthcare benefits by passing a 100% COBRA premium subsidy for families who have lost access to their employee-based insurance.
  • Safeguarding renters and homeowners from evictions and foreclosures.
  • Protecting the pensions we have earned by allowing the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) to provide partition assistance to struggling multiemployer plans.
  • Increasing funding for the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Musicians standing together will get through this stronger than ever.
In Unity,
Ray Hair
AFM International President