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Local 1000 was created by and for traveling musicians. No matter where you live in Canada or the U.S., if you tour on the folk, bluegrass and acoustic music circuit, Local 1000 is for you.

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New Deal Winter 2016

The Winter 2016 edition of New Deal is now available


P2 Visa Processing Delays Continue – Important Updates

The major delays for processing P2 Visas continue, and we have recently learned that processing times are even longer now than they were the last time we updated you. We are monitoring the situation and we have been in close contact with the Canadian Federation of Musicians (CFM) office. They are about to send out an official notice advising that applications need to be in the office at least 75 calendar days in advance of the first contracted gig.


P2 Visa Processing Delays

We have been advised that there are currently major delays in processing P2 Visas, which may potentially affect many of our Canadian members. We have received official word that the Vermont Service Center is approximately 26 days behind in processing petitions.

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New Deal Summer-Fall 2015

The Summer-Fall 2015 edition of New Deal is now available


Local 1000 Cyber Union Hall Chat

It’s time for our first Virtual Union meeting, an idea that has been floating around for a couple of years. Our first gathering will be in the evening of August 25th. (8:00 pm Eastern, 7:00 pm Central, 6:00 pm Mountain; 5:00 pm Western.)

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Save the Date: 2016 Local 1000 Member Gathering May 2 – 4, 2016

Stay tuned for more details.


  • 17 Feb 2016
    Local 1000 Membership Meeting
    Kansas City, MO
  • 2 May 2016 - 4 May 2016
    Local 1000 Member Gathering
    Olivebridge, NY

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    New Deal Winter 2016

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