MEMBER BENEFITS AND SERVICES
In order for a gig to be a union gig,
you must file a union contract. Here are the services relating to contracts:
Members participate in the establishment of minimum wage scales and working
conditions for all types of musical employment. Union contracts require
compliance with these scales and insure that musicians are not exploited.
Employer paid contributions to the American Federation of Musicians -
Employers Pension Fund are a part of several Local 12 Collected Bargaining Agreements. Vesting requires
contributions on $1500 of earned wages in each of 5 consecutive years.
CONTRACT GUARANTEE FUND:
The union will pay Local 12 musicians unpaid scale wages for
engagements performed in our jurisdiction if a proper contract is filed with the
Local prior to the engagement.
PRE-PRINTED, LEGAL CONTRACTS:
Contracts suitable for all types of engagements are available free of
charge. These easy to use contracts contain appropriate language for the
resolution of disputes and provide protection for both musicians and purchaser.
When properly signed and filed, they are enforced by the union and its
Local 12 currently has CBA agreements with the Sacramento Philharmonic, the Fresno
Philharmonic, the Modesto Symphony, and California Musical Theatre.
AFM MUSICIANS REFERRAL SERVICE:
Through advertising in the Yellow Pages and other publications, our
referral service staff matches purchasers and musicians throughout the Central California Area.
Just fill out the fact sheet and send it in along with the promotional material
for your musical act. The more we know about what you have to offer, the easier
it will be to match you with a purchaser. All referral gigs utilize Union