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Pittsburgh Musicians Union Local 60-471, AFL-CIO

The American Federation of Musicians (A.F. of M.) was founded in October 1896 in Indianapolis, Indiana as a national labor union for the musical profession. A year later Canadian musicians were invited to join making the A.F. of M. an international union. Pittsburgh Musical Society Local 60, A.F. of M., was chartered a year later in 1897 to represent musicians in the Pittsburgh area. It was an outgrowth of the Musicians Mutual Protective Union which had been founded in 1887. A separate local union for African American musicians, Local 471, was chartered January 7, 1908. In 1965 negotiations between Locals 60 and 471 began which resulted in the consolidation of the two unions into one merged local, Local 60-471, on January 1, 1966. In 1992 the Pittsburgh Musical Society 60-471 changed its name to the Pittsburgh Musicians' Union 60-471.

Local 60 Seal
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Pittsburgh Musical Society Local 60

Local 471 Seal
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Musicians Protective Union Local 471

Local 60-471 Seal
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Pittsburgh Musical Society Local 60-471


Finding Aid to the Records of Local 60-471 at the Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh.