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Basic Information

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MUSICIANS
1501 BROADWAY
NEW YORK, NY 100365503

Locals and Other Affiliated Organizations

UnionUnit Name/LocationMembers
Musicians Conference Western  /  Santa Ana, CA19,069
Musicians Conference Southern  /  Houston, TX11,338
Musicians Conference California Conference  /  San Francisco, CA10,941
Musicians Local 802New York, NY7,441
Musicians Local 47Los Angeles, CA6,495
Musicians Conference Pa Md Del and Dc Areas  /  Baltimore, MD5,823
Musicians Conference Intl Symphony and Opera  /  Atlanta, GA3,934
Musicians State Conference Texas  /  Arlington, TX2,991
Musicians Local 257Nashville, TN2,253
Musicians Local 10Chicago, IL2,162

Source: Office of Labor-Management Standards

Year Covered: 2015  •  Last Updated: November 15th, 2016

Financial Information

The Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (LMRDA), which is enforced by the Office of Labor-Management Standards, requires labor unions to file annual reports detailing their operations. Contained in those reports are breakdowns of each union's spending, income and other financial information.

Basic Financials

Total Assets $16,960,117
Total Liabilities $3,338,020
Total Income $16,342,354
Total Spent $14,869,943

Total Assets Trend

Assets (Change from previous report)

Cash $14,759,951 (+11.1%)
Accounts Receivable $1,865,198 (+1.4%)
Investments $46,160 (+0.5%)
Fixed Assets $86,601 (+0.5%)
Treasury Securities $0 (0.0%)
Other Assets $105,065 (+16.2%)
Loans Receivable $97,142 (-17.8%)

Liabilities

Loans Payable $0
Accounts Payable $28,582
Other Liabilities $3,309,438
Mortgages $0

Income

Dues $5,046,513
Per Person Tax $4,137,322
Investments $0
Supplies $0
Loan Repayment $41,019
Interest $18,767
Dividends $587
Rents $60,179
Fees and Fines $117,174
Loans Obtained $0
Other Receipts $3,443,383
Affiliates $474,319
Members $3,003,091
Reinvestments $0
All Others $1,074,297

Source: Office of Labor Management Standards

Year Covered: 2015  •  Last Updated: November 15th, 2016

Spending

The Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS) requires unions to report how they spent their money in a number of categories. For the first five, OLMS requires unions to provide detailed information on any recipient that received more than $5,000 per year.

Spending Overview

Spending Breakdown

Representational $3,543,230 (23.83%)
Political Activities and Lobbying $199,284 (1.34%)
Contributions, Gifts, and Grants $61,350 (0.41%)
General Overhead $2,224,233 (14.96%)
Union Administration $3,391,217 (22.81%)
Strike Benefits $112,542 (0.76%)
To Union Officers $407,599 (2.74%)
To Union Employees $2,668,100 (17.94%)
Education $0 (0.00%)
Fees $0 (0.00%)

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Source: Office of Labor Management Standards

Year Covered: 2015  •  Last Updated: November 15th, 2016

Membership

Membership Trend

YearMembers
2002102,000
200398,893
200496,632
200592,006
200689,860
200789,460
200888,423
200989,349
201092,404
201185,039
201279,700
201379,599
201477,857
201576,290

Source: Office of Labor Management Standards

Year Covered: 2015  •  Last Updated: November 15th, 2016

Leaders & Salaries

Top Ten Highest Paid Leaders

NameTitleTotal Compensation
RAYMOND HAIRPRESIDENT$169,004
SAMUEL FOLIOSECRETARY TREASURER$132,911
ALAN WILLAERTVICE PRESIDENT CANADA$132,186
LEWIS MANCINICHIEF OPERATING OFFICER$128,956
JAY BLUMENTHALASSIST TREASURER/SSD DIR.$121,244
PATRICK VARRIALEDIRECTOR OF EMSD$108,642
JENNIFER GARNERLEGAL COUNSEL$108,034
PAUL FRANKDIR.ORGAN. ASST. TO PRES$103,603
KENNETH SHIRKASSISTANT TO PRES$98,160
MICHELLE LEDGISTERCOMPTROLLER$96,414

Source: Office of Labor Management Standards

Year Covered: 2015  •  Last Updated: November 15th, 2016

Political Spending

Federal Election Donations, by Party

Last Updated: November 5th, 2016

State-level Political Operations, by Party

Source: National Institute on Money in State Politics by way of Transparency Data.

Last Updated: December 12th, 2013

Political Action Committees

Political Action CommitteeTotal Contributed
American Federation of Musicians$560,341
Amer Federation of Musicians Local 802$20,942

Lobbying

Federal Lobbying

Lobbying Expenditures Trend

Lobbying Groups

ClientTotal Spent Lobbying
American Federation of Musicians$1,240,383

Source: Center for Responsive Politics

Last Updated: November 15th, 2016

Crime, Corruption & Racketeering

The Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS) conducts investigations to determine if violations of the Labor-Management Relations and Disclosure Act (LMRDA) provisions have occurred.

Investigations are initiated based on various sources such as complaints from union members; information developed by OLMS as a result of reviewing reports filed; information developed during an OLMS audit of a union’s books and records; and information obtained from other government agencies. Investigations may involve civil matters (such as an election of union officers) or criminal matters (such as embezzlement of union funds).

Corruption and Embezzlement Charges

Type of Criminal ActivityNumber of Incidents
criminal charges11
embezzlement charges18
Guilty Pleas21
Indictments7
Officials Sentenced12

Some incidents may be accounted for in multiple categories.

Source: Office of Labor-Management Standards

Last Updated: November 15th, 2016

Financial Audits

The Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS) has responsibility under the Labor-Management Relations and Disclosure Act (LMRDA) to conduct audits to determine if unions are complying with the law.

OLMS uses a streamlined audit approach called the Compliance Audit Program (CAP) to audit local unions which utilizes specialized records review and investigative techniques to verify LMRDA compliance.

LocalDateView Audit
AFM Local 24June 19, 2013Full Audit Text
AFM Local 1000February 15, 2012Full Audit Text
AFM Local 86November 4, 2011Full Audit Text
AFM Local 92June 8, 2011Full Audit Text
AFM Local 20May 3, 2011Full Audit Text
AFM Local 80April 5, 2011Full Audit Text
AFM Local 159October 8, 2010Full Audit Text
AFM Local 47August 27, 2010Full Audit Text
AFM Local 336July 21, 2010Full Audit Text
AFM Local 709May 12, 2010Full Audit Text
AFM Local 103April 9, 2010Full Audit Text
AFM Local 60April 7, 2010Full Audit Text
AFM Local 166March 30, 2010Full Audit Text
AFM Local 618March 15, 2010Full Audit Text
AFM Local 399February 25, 2010Full Audit Text
AFM Local 34February 12, 2010Full Audit Text
AFM Local 70December 16, 2009Full Audit Text
AFM Local 52November 23, 2009Full Audit Text
AFM Local 66November 23, 2009Full Audit Text
AFM Local 65July 16, 2009Full Audit Text
AFM Local 256July 1, 2009Full Audit Text
AFM Local 154June 26, 2009Full Audit Text
AFM Local 586June 22, 2009Full Audit Text
AFM Local 257May 28, 2009Full Audit Text
AFM Local 341March 5, 2009Full Audit Text
AFM Local 238September 24, 2008Full Audit Text
AFM Local 153September 15, 2008Full Audit Text
AFM Local 78August 14, 2008Full Audit Text
AFM Local 4July 1, 2008Full Audit Text
AFM Local 369June 30, 2008Full Audit Text
AFM Local 655June 30, 2008Full Audit Text
AFM Local 99June 2, 2008Full Audit Text
AFM Local 216May 19, 2008Full Audit Text
AFM Local 205May 1, 2008Full Audit Text
AFM Local 130March 27, 2008Full Audit Text
AFM Local 171April 18, 2007Full Audit Text
AFM Local 21March 29, 2007Full Audit Text
AFM Local 136March 13, 2007Full Audit Text
AFM Local 15286January 29, 2007Full Audit Text
AFM Local 189January 25, 2006Full Audit Text
AFM Local 142January 25, 2006Full Audit Text
AFM Local 34November 22, 2005Full Audit Text
AFM Local 82-545March 9, 2005Full Audit Text
AFM Local 11-637January 19, 2005Full Audit Text

Source: Office of Labor-Management Standards

Last Updated: November 15th, 2016

Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) Allegations

Unionized employees, business owners, managers, and others often bring labor law charges against unions. The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) oversees the porcess of determining if the union violated the National Labor Relations Act.

AllegationCases Filed
8(a)(5) Refusal to Bargain/Bad Faith Bargaining (incl'g surface bargaining/direct dealing)77
8(a)(5) Repudiation/Modification of Contract [Sec 8(d)/Unilateral Changes]41
8(a)(5) Repudiation/Modification of Contract[Sec 8(d)/Unilateral Changes]28
8(b)(1)(A) Coercion, incl'g Statements and Violence27
8(a)(1) Coercive Actions (Surveillance, etc)25
8(b)(1)(A) Duty of Fair Representation, incl'g Superseniority, denial of access24
8(a)(5) Refusal to Furnish Information22
8(b)(2) Union Security Related Actions19
8(a)(3) Changes in Terms and Conditions of Employment18
8(a)(3) Discharge (Including Layoff and Refusal to Hire (not salting))18
8(a)(1) Coercive Statements (Threats, Promises of Benefits, etc.)14
8(b)(1)(A) Union Dues and/or Membership Related (including excessive fees)13
8(a)(1) Concerted Activities (Retaliation, Discharge, Discipline)9
8(a)(5) Refusal to Recognize8
8(a)(5) Failure to Sign Agreement7
8(b)(3) Refusal to Bargain/Bad Faith or Surface Bargaining6
8(a)(3) Discipline6
8(b)(1)(A) Discipline (including charges/fines)/Harassment5
8(a)(5) Shutdown or Relocate (e.g. First National Maint.).Subcontract Work4
8(b)(4)(B) Picketing/Handbilling4

Please note that a single case may fall into multiple allegation categories.

Source: National Labor Relations Board; Case Activity Tracking System

Recent Strikes

Employer/LocationUnionDays on StrikeEmployees on Strike
The Spokane Symphony Society
Spokane, WA
AFM Local 42775
Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra
Madison, WI
AFM Local 6654629
Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Inc.
Detroit, MI
AFM Local -2068100
Midori Foundation, Inc.
New York, NY
AFM Local 45
San Francisco Symphony
San Francisco, CA
AFM Local 107
SAINT LOUIS SYMPHONY SOCIETY
SAINT LOUIS, MO
AFM Local 2169993
Indiana Symphony Society Inc The
Indianapolis, IN
AFM Local 374
Fresno International Grand Opera
Fresno, CA
AFM Local 1263
DALLAS BACH SOCIETY INC
DALLAS, TX
AFM Local 7225
Jacksonville Symphony Association
Jacksonville, FL
AFM Local 470