As we announce our Membership Drive — waiving all initiation fees for joining — we have a message for all North Texas musicians:
We would like to invite you to Join Our Movement.
Through Community, Collaboration, Collective Bargaining, Contracts — and Working Together — we seek to address the issues of the music profession and transform the lives of musicians. ...read more
Click HERE for the online Membership Application.
The nominations meeting for officers of Local 72-147 was held on November 5 for the term beginning January 2024 and concluding December 2026. All officers and eight Executive Board members ran unopposed and were elected by acclamation. The results are as follows: u003cdiv id=u0022pl-2655u0022 class=u0022panel-layoutu0022 u003eu003cdiv id=u0022pg-2655-0u0022 class=u0022panel-grid panel-no-styleu0022 u003eu003cdiv id=u0022pgc-2655-0-0u0022 class=u0022panel-grid-cellu0022 u003eu003cdiv id=u0022panel-2655-0-0-0u0022 class=u0022so-panel […]
The biggest news is that International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW) members at each of the Big Three automakers ratified new contracts. More than 60% of workers at Ford, Stellantis and General Motors voted to accept the deals. The contracts give workers an immediate pay increase of 11% and a […]
On October 6-8, The Denton Arts and Jazz Festival presented more than sixty Union Bands. With beautiful weather through out, many thousands of people came to experience the best in jazz and art in north Texas. Click Here for a gallery of AFM performances from this year’s festival These free to the public performances are made […]
2023 has been a massive year for the labor movement. Unions are up in popularity, which has only increased with the Summer of Strikes you have no doubt read some about. The number of people now in union jobs has significantly increased over the last few years and is still rising, though the number of […]
General Membership Meeting: Nominations for Officers to be Taken Sunday, November 5 at 6:00 pm, Union Offices in Arlington. Local 72-147 bylaws provide for triennial (every three years) nomination and election of officers and convention delegates. Nominations will be taken for the following officers: President, Vice President, Secretary-Treasurer, and eight Executive Board Members. The President […]
Local 72-147 will be hosting a Membership celebration of Labor Day Weekend with a Picnic, honoring its special guest Raymond M. Hair, Jr. When: Sunday September 3 @ 7:00 pm Where: Klyde Warren Park in Downtown Dallas; The Picnic will take place along “Janes Lane” on the Park grounds (see map of park HERE) Having […]
Sixty Local 72-147 Bands perform yearly through MPTF support at the Denton Arts and Jazz Festival In first weekend of October this fall, the Denton Arts and Jazz Festival will be back. Since 2021 upon returning after the Pandemic, the festival has become a fall event and will be taking place this year on […]
Denton Arts & Jazz Festival 2023
On October 6-8, The Denton Arts and Jazz Festival presented more than sixty Union Bands. With beautiful weather through out, many thousands of people came to experience the best in jazz and art in north Texas.