Our mission is to strengthen and renew our union and to build a more secure future for all our members.

Fellow 802 Musicians, 

Three years ago 802 members voted in the entire MFC slate by a historic margin giving Musicians for Change a mandate to rebuild the strength of our union. Today, we commit to carrying the momentum forward by announcing a dedicated slate of Musicians for Change leaders who will continue the work of strengthening and renewing our union to build a more secure future.

These past three years have shown 802 members what a committed team of engaged and active 802 board members can achieve for our union: financial stewardship, advocacy, activism, strategic negotiating, strong contracts, technology improvements, expanded resources, pandemic relief, paid job opportunities, and much more.


We are proud to announce our 2021 Musicians for Change candidates who pledge to continue the positive change and build on the progress of the past three years.

Executive Board

Trial Board

Delegates to the
AFM Convention

Adam Krauthamer

Javier Gándara

Joanna Maurer

Caryl Paisner

Bill Hayes

Alternates for
AFM Convention

Lynne Cohen

Greg Riley

Aaron Korn

Central Labor

Bill Hayes

Joanna Maurer

NY State Federal
Labor Delegate

Lynne Cohen


When we took office in 2019, our pension fund was in dire straits and many of you were on the brink of losing your hard-earned benefits. Our health fund was due to run out of money by 2021. Local 802 had run deficits for four years straight including an over $650,000 deficit in 2018 alone. And we had a major upcoming contract negotiation with the Broadway League among many others.  Then, just over one year into our term, the Covid-19 pandemic struck causing death, illness and economic damage, and resulting in the worst crisis in our union's almost 100-year existence.

Strong advocacy at the national level to save our pension plan.

We have made great progress as a union despite many challenges. Now as we emerge from the pandemic we can’t allow our union to go backwards and revert back to the old status quo.  The entire MFC slate is running for office to ensure that our union continues to move forward, continues to evolve and continues to change in order to ensure a better future for all musicians.  

Continue to support our fellow musicians with financial help through “No Musician Left Behind”