Rally for Fair Pay at SXSW
Posted Date: March 31 2023
From the March 31st, 2023 issue of Austin Musician, Newsletter of The Austin Federation of Musicians
Musicians traveling for The South By Southwest Music Festival stood in Solidarity with Local Musicians at a Rally
for Fair Pay At SXSW organized by UMAW (Union of Musicians and Allied Workers), an advocacy group, and The
Austin Federation Of Musicians, AFM Local 433 on Thursday, March 16th. Speakers included AFM Local 433
President, Aaron Lack, City of Austin District 9 Council Member Zohaib "Zo" Qadri, UMAW organizer Joey La Neve
DeFrancesco, Blvck Hippie bandleader Josh Shaw, and others.
Local 433 Member, Sadie Wolfe, breathing life into the rally,
Local 433 President, Aaron Lack speaking,
a traveling musician speaks,
Local 433 members Lack and Zeke Jarmon with Bandcamp United member Todd Derr.
Local 433 members Jarmon and Wolfe with rallying musicians,
City of Austin District 9 Council Member Zohaib "Zo" Qadri, Austin Central Labor Council President, Jason Lopez, and Local 433 President Lack drumming up support for workers.