• On December 14, the Musicians of the Casa Mañana ratified a five-year agreement running from September 2021 through August 2026. This comes after many months of tense negotiations and a tempestuous year marked by a dispute over the use of recorded tracks in the company’s production of Matilda the Musical last February.  Upon the Union’s […]


  • Negotiations for a successor collective bargaining agreement  commenced in late September, and talks have continued through the fall between Local 72-147 and Management of Broadway Dallas. Formerly Dallas Summer Musicals, Broadway Dallas (which rebranded this year) presents touring shows in the Music Hall at Fair Park in Dallas, and employs local musicians for the pit […]


  • Please let us Know if You Know a Member Who Needs Assistance. Musicians can be the most vulnerable people in the world when health crises occur. Even a short illness can cost a musician critical income beyond the actual costs of health care. Many Local 72-147 musicians have benefited from assistance from the Bill Collins […]


  • As we settle into the holiday season for 2022 (and are looking at some serious COLD this week), it is a good time to reflect on the work we have done and to make plans for the new year in front of us. I am pleased that we can now look forward again: we can […]


  •   Dancers of Texas Ballet Theater (TBT) have recently taken steps to unionize. As reported on the website of the American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA), TBT dancers have signed cards to form a union and join AGMA.  The Dancers have also sent their own letter to Texas Ballet Theater’s management. A part of the […]


  • Applications Due by January 31, 2023 Click Here – Download the Application WHO MAY APPLY: Members or children of members of AFM Local 72-147 or children whose legal guardians are members of AFM Local 72-147.  The Dallas Fort Worth Professional Musicians Association, AFM Local 72-147 is affiliated with the Texas AFL-CIO and the Tarrant County Central […]


  • Once again it is time to get out and vote with midterm elections happening TOMORROW, November 8. And it is as important a time as it has ever been for us musicians to get to the polls and make our voices heard.  From support of the National Endowment of the Arts to protecting our ability […]