Musicians Union President Calls On Government To Step Up To Help The Industry’s Suddenly Unemployed
1000’s of unionized musicians are all of a sudden out of labor because of the continued coronavirus shutdown, and AFM president Ray Hair says that native, state and federal governments have to step up and defend them and hundreds of different all of a sudden unemployed leisure business staff.
Right here’s the assertion he launched tonight:
“As occasions associated to the fast-moving coronavirus pandemic evolve, emergency declarations in lots of places have banned all however small-sized public gatherings in an effort to guard households, save lives and stop the unfold of the illness. These actions have led to the shuttering of enormous, medium, and small venues, sporting services, and the preemption of reside media manufacturing involving studio audiences. This has prompted the widespread cancellation of live shows, exhibits, theatrical productions, festivals, and musical performances of each form—all of which have inflicted disastrous financial results upon performers who usually reside gig to gig, and who convey pleasure to the world wherever teams are gathered.
“Tens of hundreds of musicians and others have all of a sudden discovered themselves with out revenue, with out the means to feed and defend their households, and who could lose healthcare protection due these shutdowns. At this time, a state of nationwide emergency has been declared which frees up $50 billion in federal funds to be used in response to the accelerating surge of infections. When contemplating funding help and aid for working folks, Congress and state and native lawmakers ought to pay specific consideration to those that work and carry out within the leisure business, whose gigs have gone darkish and who’re bearing the monetary brunt of those shutdowns probably the most.”
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