The Business of Orchestras
:: Pensions and Retirement

Harvey S. Mars  

Should we panic about pension?
All signs point to no, and I'll tell you why

Harvey S. Mars
August 6, 2019

Our pension fund's situation is at the top of our minds. At the beginning of May, the fund finalized its rehabilitation plan and made it public. (See www.afm-epf.org.)

The details are dizzying in scope and are worth a close read. In the past two issues of Allegro, we've reported on the highlights and given members a substantial overview.

However, over the last several weeks...

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Mikael Elsila  

Our Pension Pain: AFM Pension Fund announces a recovery plan. But what does it mean for musicians?

Mikael Elsila
April 2, 2019

Musicians are hurting right now, perhaps more so than at any other time in recent history. The Great Recession is affecting almost every aspect of the lives of our members. Unfortunately, this includes our pension fund as well.

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Harvey S. Mars  

Pension Fund Heading Into the 'Red Zone' - but don't panic: Here's what the law means and how it protects you

Harvey S. Mars
March 26, 2019

On Feb. 17, former Local 802 President Bill Moriarty attended our membership meeting to discuss the current status of the AFM Pension fund. Moriarty is uniquely qualified to discuss this issue, having served both as a fund trustee and fund committee member for many years. For those who missed the meeting, I thought it would be useful for me to highlight some of the points made at the meeting.

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