About Local 802

Mission statement

We’re united for the common interests of all musicians, organizing a community that advances fair standards that dignify our labor, celebrate our art, and honor the vital role music and culture play in the economic, cultural and social life of our communities.

Who we are

We are the Associated Musicians of Greater New York, American Federation of Musicians Local 802, the largest local union of professional musicians in the world. We unite to fight for the common interests of all musicians by advancing industry standards that dignify our labor and honor and enrich our art. We seek to organize a community of all musicians and aspiring musicians, and we reach out to all who share our interests and our passion. We are committed to upholding the integrity of live musical performance and to advancing the vital role of music in education, and in the economic, cultural and social life of our community and beyond. We advocate for economic and social justice for musicians and for society as a whole.