Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr.’s Legacy

“We’ve got some difficult days ahead, but it really doesn’t matter with me now, because I’ve been to the mountaintop … I’ve seen the Promised Land. I may not get there with you. But I want you to know tonight, that we, as a people, will get to the Promised Land.” These prophetic words by Martin Luther King, Jr. were spoken in support for striking union workers less than 24 hours before his tragic assassination on April 4, 1968. The labor movement remembers his historic contribution. Read More about “Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr.’s Legacy”

New Bi-Partisan Bill to Address Pension Difficulties in Congress

The new new year has brought good news for the AFM & Employers Pension Fund. In its first action in the 116th Congress, the House Ways and Means Committee introduced a bipartisan bill that would address the serious challenges faced by the AFM-EPF and other multi-employer pension funds.

Introduced by Rep. Richard Neal, D-MA, the newly minted chair of the House Ways and Means Committee, the Rehabilitation for Multiemployer Pensions Act has a total of 10 sponsors, five from each party.
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Contact the White House and Congress and Tell Them to Fund the Government TODAY!

As the partial government shutdown that began on December 22 drags on, 800,000 federal workers are now feeling the pain of the political stalemate between the White House and Congress. Hundreds of our fellow union members are NOT receiving paychecks right here in Dallas/Fort Worth. Whether they are furloughed, or suffering mandatory work without pay, these are our brothers and sisters who are hurting the most through this shut down. This is how we can help Read More about “Contact the White House and Congress and Tell Them to Fund the Government TODAY!”

New Community Jam Session Planned for Dallas

Last year’s “Meet and Greet + Jam Session” Series held by Local 72-147 will be extended and expanded for 2019. Plans for new events to reach out to the Community are underway. Building upon a series of “lunchtime concerts” in Dallas’ Klyde Warren Park, featuring Local 72-147 Musicians, an event spotlighting local talent, bringing together the music community and providing a free community concert for the citizens of Dallas is in the works. Read More about “New Community Jam Session Planned for Dallas”

Bill Collins Fund

Helping our Fellow Musicians in Time of Crisis

If you know of one of our members who is struggling with a disability crisis, call the union office and let us know. If you wish to make a specific donation for a member in need, we will be pleased to honor that as well.

The Fund was begun by Bill Collins III in memory of his Dad, member Bill Collins, Jr., to aid sick, injured and disabled Union members in financial distress. Please consider making a donation Read More about “Bill Collins Fund”

Annual Dues $135 For 2019

Local 72-147’s annual membership dues are $135 for 2019, if paid in January. Semi-annual membership dues are $70 if paid in January and July. Payments can be made by mail with a check or money order, or you may come by the Union office.

Click here to login to www.MusiciansDFW.org and make a credit card payment. Annual membership dues are due in January.

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