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American Federation of Musicians

American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada
Full name American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada
Founded 1896
Members 90,000
Affiliation AFL-CIO, CLC
Key people Raymond M. Hair Jr., president
Office location New York City, New York, United States
Country United States, Canada

The American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada (AFM/AFofM) is a [1]

The Musical Mutual Protective Union of New York became Local 301 of the American Federation of Musicians in 1902.[2] In 1904, the local had 5,000 members, who were almost entirely German.[3][4] In 1910, approximately 300 black musicians were members in the roughly 8,000-member local.[5] The local lost its charter in 1921 in a disagreement with the parent union.[2]

Among the most famous actions by the AFM was a ban on all commercial recording by members in Taft–Hartley Act.


External links

  • Official website


  1. ^ "About AFM". American Federation of Musicians. Retrieved May 9, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Christopher Gray (June 6, 1999). "Streetscapes /Readers' Questions; Echoes of a Union Hall; Artificial Sunlight". New York City: New York Times. Retrieved June 10, 2014. 
  3. ^ John Koegel (2009). Music in German Immigrant Theater: New York City, 1840–1940. University Rochester Press. Retrieved June 10, 2014. 
  4. ^ Nancy Toff (2005). Monarch of the Flute: The Life of Georges Barrere. Retrieved June 10, 2014. 
  5. ^ Goldberg, Jacob (February 11, 2013). "Breaking the color line | Associated Musicians of Greater New York". Retrieved June 10, 2014. 
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