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American Federation of Musicians Local 47 is a labor union formed in 1897 by and for Los Angeles musicians to promote and protect the concerns of professional musicians in all areas of the music business.

Our jurisdiction includes all counties of Los Angeles (except the Long Beach area). With more than 7,000 members, Local 47 negotiates with employers to establish fair wages and working conditions for our members. Local 47 negotiates with employers to establish fair wages and working conditions, and our officers and staff enforce union contracts to assure professional standards and treatment for our members.

Local 47 is affiliated with the American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada, the largest organization in the world representing the interests of professional musicians, which encompasses 424 Locals and represents 85,000 musicians throughout North America.

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