Gabrielle Carteris

National President, SAG-AFTRA

“Working people in the entertainment industry must face the changes in our business together. For generations, we have fought for quality jobs and won. Now, as the industry moves toward new media, we believe it is time to stand together again. Our members recognize the tremendous value that musicians bring to our films and television shows, and we support their demand for a fair contract for streaming.”

Gabrielle Carteris

Juan Ramirez

Vice President, AFT/UTLA

“Many of Los Angeles’s teachers are also professional musicians, and almost every musician is a teacher for someone. United Teachers Los Angeles stands together with the professional musicians of the AFM in demanding that musicians working on streaming and new media projects receive fair pay and residuals. Our students deserve no less than for us to ensure that there are good jobs out there when they graduate, and we cannot allow the good jobs attached to our proud film and television industry to be replaced with poverty wages in new media.”

Juan Ramirez

Jane Austin

National Secretary/Treasurer & LA Chapter President, SAG-AFTRA

“All 160,000 members of SAG-AFTRA stand united with you for good pay and fair working conditions. It’s not new media. It’s now media. And it’s time that they start paying. We’re all artists and performers, and it doesn’t matter if we’re in front of the camera, behind the mic or playing an instrument. We all deserve fair compensation regardless of what platform on which our work is being displayed.”

Jane Austin

Angelina Burnett

Board Member, Writers Guild of America West

“We writers know that music is a crucial element in bringing our stories to life. Musicians make invaluable contributions to our film and television projects, whether they’re made for traditional outlets or streaming services. The Writers Guild of America West stands together with musicians to demand fair pay and respect for their work.”

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Hugo Romero

Political Coordinator, LA County Federation of Labor

“On behalf of the LA County Federation of Labor and its 800,000 members, we are proud to support AFM Local 47 in your contract negotiations and express our support and commitment throughout. New media and streaming services are the future. Seeing that the way we consume, the way we produce, is changing, the way we compensate the workers who put the talent behind that entertainment needs to also be reflected in the work. For musicians to have a real future they need a contract that deals with new media fairly and one that continues to provide good-paying jobs.”

Hugo Romero

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