BENEFITS of MEMBERSHIP
In addition to the support of other members, the certainty of a fair wage, and a voice in your own future as a musician that comes with banding together as a like-minded group, here are some monetary benefits of membership—¦
15% off your wireless bill at AT&T by going into a storefront with your card, and giving them the fan number 3508840
Our REHEARSAL HALL is FREE to all members in good standing during office hours; $20 key deposit after hours. Just reserve your time with Cynthia at the front desk, 713-236-8676
The INTERNATIONAL MUSICIAN is part of your membership; it lists national orchestral auditions.
AFM-EPF pension is a required submittal on all union contracts, it adds up quickly and will be a HUGE help at retirement when Social Security alone doesn’t cut it!
Space City Credit Union (our credit union) is one of three in the United States that specializes in instrument loans. You can call Bob McGrew here at our local for help! 713-236-8676
If you keep a savings account at Space City Credit Union, you can borrow against your own shares; you keep your money growing while paying a low, low rate on your loan.
The AFM make reasonably priced INSTRUMENT INSURANCE available to you—just ask.
Recording contracts which are filed under an AFM Limited pressing Agreement count toward your pension AND help you get streaming residuals!
REMEMBER, STUDENTS ARE EXEMPT FROM LOCAL AND FEDERAL INITIATION FEES, SO ENCOURAGE THEM TO JOIN NOW! (Valid school ID required.)
We have several benevolent funds to help you when you need us—
Tim Harris Fund—money for assistance during personal hardship or natural disasters.
The Peck Kelly Fund—pays your union dues if you are too ill to work or experience hardship.
The Contract Guaranty Fund—every contract filed in our office is guaranteed for prompt payment of scale wages and legal support if an employer tries to default on a signed contract.
The TEMPO Fund—gets us access to lawmakers in our nation’s capital, who can influence our future welfare through legislation.