American Federation of Musicians Local 47 serves to promote and protect the concerns of professional musicians in all areas of the music industry.

Formed by and for Los Angeles musicians in 1897, our members united together to advocate for fair wages and working conditions, oppose the forces of exploitation through solidarity and collective action, and preserve the dignity and respect deserving of all professional workers.

Our jurisdiction includes all counties of Los Angeles (except the Long Beach area). On behalf of more than 7,000 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 musicians.

We are 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. As proud member of the AFL-CIO we work alongside our fellow labor unions at home and abroad to champion social and economic justice for all workers.

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