Do musicians have the same right to pension plans and minimum wage allowances found in other industries? That’s the question as a campaign began this week on the part of the 8,000-member American Federation of Musicians union, pushing New York City jazz clubs to help in the effort to support the retirement efforts of life-long jazz musicians. Performers have been passing out flyers outside of the famous Blue Note jazz club in Manhattan, with the intention of creating labor agreements with other locales such as Birdland and the Village Vanguard.

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