What’s “Fair Trade” Music? (Formerly “Fair Folk”)

The Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) with Local 1000 of the American Federation of Musicians committed this series to several important guarantees for performers.  Among these are a healthy meal; a place to stay if they need it; and a quiet listening room for our guests. In addition, performers always keep 100% of their CD sales.

Perhaps most importantly, there is a negotiated  “scale wage” and a pension contribution on behalf of every Local 1000 member who performs here.  This money accrues interest and is available to them when they retire or become disabled.  It is this commitment to the PEOPLE… in addition to their music… that is reflected in deciding to become a unionized venue.

To learn more about Fair Trade Music, click here!

Cheryl Kagan & John McCutcheon discuss FairFolk