In response to the recent increase in spread associated with the continuing Coronavirus pandemic, the Federation wishes to remind all local officers and AFM members of the availability of limited emergency financial aid through the AFM’s Lester Petrillo Memorial Fund for Disabled Musicians.
The Fund was established to assist members-in-good standing who become ill or disabled and cannot accept work. The following COVID-specific circumstances would qualify for assistance:
- An AFM member is diagnosed with Coronavirus (COVID-19)
- An AFM member tests positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19) and must quarantine
Members and local officers may download the Petrillo Fund application here. Completed applications, along with supportive medical documentation, should be submitted by members to their local unions, which will then submit them to the Federation.
All of your Federation officers and staff are concerned about the health and welfare of our members. We will continue our ongoing efforts amid this crisis to push for governmental relief for workers in the entertainment industry.
Raymond M. Hair, Jr., International President
Jay Blumenthal, Secretary-Treasurer