The AFM-EPF is a trust fund established by the American Federation of Musicians (AFM) of the United States and Canada, AFL-CIO (the "Union") and employers contributing to the plan (collectively, the "Employers") through collective bargaining. Generally, funding comes from contributing Employers who are engaged in industries such as live theatre, motion picture, television, commercials, music videos, and casual engagements. These Employers have Collective Bargaining Agreements with the AFM or an affiliated Local Union.
The Fund is governed by a Board of Trustees which consists of an equal number of representatives of the AFM and the Employers. Employers make contributions to the AFM-EPF on behalf of their employees, in accordance with the terms of their Collective Bargaining Agreement. A Collective Bargaining Agreement is any collective bargaining, participation, or other written agreement acceptable to the Board of Trustees which requires an Employer to make contributions to the Fund on behalf of its employees. This website provides the plan rules, frequently asked questions, and forms that can be downloaded.
Copies of the Fund's Agreement and Declaration of Trust ("Trust") can be downloaded.