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December 22, 2021

2021: Year in Review, Part 2

COVID-19 Fund Provides Nearly $140,000 of Musician Relief

Thanks to All Who Donated to the DFW Musicians COVID-19 Relief Fund. To date, nearly $140,000 was disbursed to Local 72-147 members who had applied for assistance and suffered the most significant losses of income due to the shutdowns of the Pandemic. This was made possible by individual’s donations and Local 72-147’s investment in the …read more

Scholarships Available for Local 72-147 Members

Announcing the 2022 Texas AFL-CIO Scholarship Program Applications Due by January 31, 2022 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 …read more

Savings on Instrument Loans from Musicians Federal Credit Union

Musicians Federal Credit Union Announces a “DRAW FOR YOUR RATE” Loan Special Running Through March 31, 2022. For instrument loans, New and Current MFCU Members have chance to save from of .5% to 3.5% over the current APR of 8%. Student Members can save from .5% to 2% over the current rate of 6.5% Call …read more

State of the Union: Transitioning from Crisis to Progress

The Presidents Message

2021: A most important “Year in Review”.  On January 1st of this year I wrote to you that we were finding ourselves at a juncture, “setting our sights on the task of rebuilding our profession, and our lives.” I mentioned that we had much work to do in facing the challenges of the Pandemic, but   …read more

Tell our Senators to support the PRO Act

From the Secretary-Treasurer

I wanted to write today about the Protecting the Right to Organize Act, or PRO Act, which recently passed the House, and is now moving to the Senate. There is more hope for the passage of this act now than there has been in some time. In a recent survey, nearly half of non-union workers …read more

Negotiation Reports

Throughout the Pandemic and moving forward into 2020 negotiations have been and continue to be held to address pandemic realities and for successor agreements. Click HERE for reports on contract settlements as well as updates for ongoing negotiations.

There is no better time to join Local 72-147 as we work together to emerge from the COVID-19 Pandemic and build back better than before.

Local and Federation Initiation Fees are currently waived also making now the least expensive time to join. The New Member Application is available by clicking HERE. Please pass on the word!


As we work to emerge from the COVID-19 Pandemic, Annual Dues Support of Local 72-147 Activities is more critical than ever.

Annual Dues of $135 are due in January,
or Semi-Annual Dues of $70 are due in January & July.

In consideration of the hardships caused by COVID-19,

We Continue to Accept Quarterly Payments of $35 

Thank You for your Dues support of our important work. If you need can’t pay or need help, contact us (!