The collective bargaining agreement between the American Federation of Musicians (AFofM) and the advertising industry (as extended by the bargaining parties in 2012) will expire on February 14, 2014.

What needs to be done?

If your company is a Joint Policy Committee (JPC) authorizer, your company’s interests in this agreement will be represented by the JPC in negotiations with the AFofM; no further action is required.

If your company no longer wishes to be represented by the JPC in collective bargaining, you must withdraw your authorization from the JPC no later than December 14, 2013, by written notice to the JPC and a copy to the AFofM.  Additionally, if you also wish to terminate your signatory status and adherence to the contract upon the expiration date, you must provide AFofM with sixty (60) days advance written notice of your desire to terminate the contract.

For further details, please read the instructions outlined in the recent memo to all JPC Members and ANA Members.