Do Not Work For:

Unions work on a foundation of solidarity. Our ability to negotiate favorably with employers relies on our members’ collective agreement to only work for those employers who agree to negotiate with the union.

AFM Local 47 currently has disputes with the following employers:

Kerry Candaele
Non-payment of pension and H&W contributions for live performances

Cinema Scoring
Failure to pay musicians according to industry standards and discrimination against musicians due to union status

CMG Recording
Failure to pay musicians according to industry standards and discrimination against musicians due to union status

Michael Franco
Non-payment of pension and H&W contributions for live performances

Instrumental Casting / Jennifer Walton
Failure to pay musicians according to industry standards and discrimination against musicians due to union status

Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra of Los Angeles
Failure to pay musicians according to industry standards

McAlister Arts / J. Anthony McAlister
Non-payment of wages and H&W contributions for live performances

Ghiya Rushidat
Non-payment of pension and H&W contributions for sound recording

Valley Music Theatre / Ron Goswick
Non-payment of wages, pension and H&W contributions for theatrical performances

Jeff Weber / Weberworks
Non-payment of wages, pension and H&W contributions for sound recording

West Covina Symphony
Non-payment of wages, pension and H&W contributions for live performances

Should you have any questions about this list, please contact 323.993.3181 or email



Notice of Strike Sanctions

On June 9, 2015, the AFM Local 47 Executive Board requested strike sanction approval from the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor against Cinema Scoring, CMG Recording, and Peter Rotter Music Services.

This request came as the result of these employers’ actual and/or potential non-union engagements that would undermine area standards and harm the livelihoods of musicians who depend on fair employment for their survival.

Read the full notice here.