March 2, 2021
Local 802 takes a stand against violence, hatred and intolerance
Local 802 condemns the recent increase in violence towards the Asian American and Pacific Islander community. Hate and intolerance is not acceptable anywhere, including our neighborhoods, our orchestras, or our union. Local 802 stands with our Asian American and Pacific Islander members and pledges to be a safe and strong community for all of our musicians. We want our members to feel safe: incidents of violence can always be reported to law enforcement, and other incidents of intolerance or bullying can be reported anonymously via the Local 802 Harassment, Bullying, Discrimination, and Emergency Response and Reporting Procedure.
About AFM Local 802
AFM Local 802 represents thousands of highly-skilled musicians who drive New York City’s thriving cultural and tourism economy. Its members – who perform on Broadway, at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall and Radio City, in recording studios, as teaching artists, on late-night TV shows and in other televised bands, in hotels, clubs, festivals and venues across NYC – are protected by collective bargaining agreements ensuring proper classification, fair treatment and a living wage. For more background, see www.local802afm.org