American Federation of Musicians Local 99

Musicians Local 99 staff unionize

Portland's Musicians Local 99 recognized ILWU Local 5 as the bargaining representative for its two union staffers.

Stumptown Stages dumps musicians from musical theater

The nonprofit musical theater company is laying off its union musicians, saying it will use recorded music in upcoming productions.

Union wants musicians to set standards for venues

What if musicians set minimum standards for their work, and concert-goers had a way to know which clubs met standards?

Portland Baroque Orchestra organizes

Musicians asked the non-profit's board to voluntarily recognize their union, American Federation of Musicians Local 99.

Back on the job with Musicians Local 99

Eighteen months after the Oregon Symphony went silent, Alicia Waite and her fellow members of AFM Local 99 are back making music. 


March 11 will mark a year since COVID-19 was declared a global pandemic. The pandemic hit the local union movement highly unevenly.

Musical theater, when it reopens, will be union

Stumptown Stages reclassified actors and musicians as employees, and recognized Musicians Local 99 to represent its musicians.

New union officers at Musicians Local 99

The 565-member local represents orchestra musicians at Oregon Symphony, Portland Opera, and Oregon Ballet Theatre.

Musicians Union hall goes solar

The union hall benefits from a new Oregon pilot program of feed-in tariffs