Membership Dues & Work Dues

The union’s operating monies come from two sources: Membership Dues and Work Dues. The monies from dues are used by the union to provide collective bargaining representation and related services to AFM members and to any musicians working under Union agreements.

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Membership Dues Fees:

Regular Member
Annual Dues: $210
Semi-Annual Dues: $110

Life Member
Annual Dues: $110

Inactive Life Member
Annual Dues: $90


Initiaton Fee: Musicians submitting a new membership application are required to pay an initiation fee of $140 ($75 for Local 47 plus $65 for the AFM International) in addition to Membership Dues.

Please note: Inactive Life Members do not have all of the same rights as privileges as Regular and Life Members, such as the right to vote in Local elections. Please review the AFM Local 47 Bylaws for complete information.


Suspension & Expulsion

Annual and Semi-Annual Membership Dues for Regular, Life and Inactive Life Members are due Jan. 1 of each year. Payment must be received by March 31 (three-month grace period) to avoid suspension. If not paid by this date, a $75 reinstatement fee will be assessed. Both dues and reinstatement fee must be paid by June 30 to avoid expulsion.

Likewise, Semi-Annual Membership Dues for Regular Members are due July 1 and must be received by Sept. 30 (three-month grace period) to avoid suspension. If not paid by this date, a $75 reinstatement fee will be assessed. Both dues and reinstatement fee must be paid by Dec. 31 to avoid expulsion.

Resignation

A member may resign in good standing from the Local by satisfying all financial responsibility to the Local and filing a letter requesting resignation with the Secretary/Treasurer. Learn more

Reinstating/Rejoining/Reaffiliation

Click here if you wish to reinstate or rejoin after a lapse in membership, or to reaffiliate after resigning in good standing.

   

Contact the Membership/Dues Department: 323.993.3116, email


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Policies & Reminders

Check-Hold Policy

Work Dues Delinquency and Suspension

Refund/Return Policy

Consumer Privacy Policy

AFM Multi-Card Rebate Form


Help a Musician in Need

Be an anonymous donor to the Local 47 Musicians Relief Fund. Click here for more information.