We all know this is a mess and it is not getting any better. While companies earn all-time profits, AFM Video Game employment has nosedived. Sadly, AFM wages for 2008 were half the wages in 2007. Part of the problem is that the Federation is hiding the ball. There are big headlines in the IM, but even interested Locals can’t get actual numbers from their own International Union.
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Dear members, friends and colleagues,
We hope that in this time of reflection on the passing year you have experienced the joy of family, friendships and dear memories of those no longer with us. Continue reading
We all know this is a mess and it is not getting any better. 2008 was a banner year for videogame companies, but not for us. The companies earned historic all-time profits, but AFM Video Game employment has nosedived. Sadly, AFM wages for 2008 were half the wages in 2007. And 2009 is just getting worse. Continue reading
November 15, 2009
Dear President Lee:
We are writing to express our appreciation for your allowing the participation of two of our members at the recent round of Videotape negotiations held in New York City. As previously stated in our prior correspondence on the subject, we believe that Continue reading
This story appears in the November, 2009 edition of the Musicians’ Association of Hawaii, Local 677 AFM newspaper.
The 84 musicians of the Honolulu Symphony, like the general public, learned from newspapers and television that the Honolulu Symphony Society Board of Directors intends to file bankruptcy only four weeks into the season and less than two months after the musicians agreed to contract concessions worth more than $500,000. Continue reading
The AFM released the following statement today, November 9, 2009:
“At 3 am on Friday morning, November 6, after five rounds of negotiations over the course of nearly nine months, the Federation and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) reached a tentative agreement on new Theatrical and Television Motion Picture Agreements Continue reading
The AFM, after more than 7 years, has finally begun negotiations with the major TV Networks for a successor agreement covering Live TV/Videotape (American Idol, David Letterman, Academy Awards etc..). This has all come up at the last minute and negotiations are starting today in New York. Continue reading