A Note from Dave: I have mostly been in "Union mode" for the past 14 months, helping musicians in Tennessee and around the country survive the pandemic. First we running a social media campaign to convince TN Gov Bill Lee to follow the Federal unemployment guidelines for freelance workers, which succeeded in changing his position for the better within less 24 hours. AFM 257 helped MusiCares work through an unprecedented number of applications for financial assistance. Next, we helped guide hundreds of musicians through the TN Unemployment process which was very problematic to say the least. We worked with studios and musicians to create safety guidelines for recording and live performances. Local 257 was able to pay out nearly $8 million to musicians in 2020 despite the pandemic. We will continue to do all we can, while the world recovers. Stay tuned, and stay safe!