Mission Statement

Professional musicians of American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada are united through regional Locals so that members can:

  • live and work with dignity
  • achieve fulfilling work with fair compensation
  • voice meaningful decisions that affect our jobs
  • create opportunities to develop our talents and skills
  • collectively empower ourselves in a democratic and progressive union
  • maximize our union solidarity to oppose the forces of exploitation

With that unity and resolve, we must engage in direct action that demonstrates our power and determination to:

  • Organize unorganized musicians, extending to them the gains of unionism while securing control over our industry sectors and labor markets;
  • Bargain contracts and otherwise exercise collective power to improve wages and working conditions, expand the role of musicians in work place decision-making, and build a stronger union;
  • Build political power to ensure that musicians’ voices are heard at every level of government to create economic opportunity and foster social justice;
  • Provide meaningful paths for member involvement and participation in strong, democratic unions;
  • Develop highly trained and motivated leaders at every level of the union who reflect the membership in all its diversity;
  • Build coalitions and act in solidarity with other organizations who share our concern for social and economic justice.