As members of Musicians Union Local 99, we work together to achieve dignity, fair wages, and a meaningful voice in issues affecting us. We do this through direct action, engaging in activities such as lobbying, educating, petitioning, boycotting, picketing and striking to demonstrate our power and determination. Building Power The Musicians Union has demanded local radio content by challenging the licenses of radio stations in Portland, successfully overturned the Oregon Liquor Control Commission’s rule against minors playing music in bars, and won a national agreement with Delta Airlines to ease their rules on traveling with musical equipment. To join, one-time initiation fees are assessed plus membership dues covering at least one calendar quarter. A discount is available if you pay by the year. Download the application here.
National . . . . $65
Local . . . . . . $20 (waived for bands joining, and during membership drives)
Per Quarter . . . . $45.50
Per Year . . . . . $174.00 (if paid in January)
Additionally, low-cost instrument and equipment insurance, liability insurance, and free, ample rehearsal space, and scholarship assistance are also available to members. Follow this link for more details.