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This page contains historic documents that the union is digitizing from our archives. James C. Petrillo was of historic importance both as a long-serving president of Local 10 and later Local 10-208 after the merging of the segregated locals. He also was a very influential president of the AFM International.
Below is a file containing historic correspondence, including telegrams from Presidents Roosevelt, Truman, and Reagan as well as responses from Mr. Petrillo. Also included are a file of editorial cartoons that Mr. Petrillo cherished, most in reference to the recording musicians strike of 1942. Enjoy!
The musicians of the Chicago Federation of Musicians play classical music, jazz, rock, latin, reggae and more. Within our membership, you can find musicians who will play any style of music and perform that music to the highest professional standards. We work in the region’s professional orchestras and theater pits accompanying Broadway productions. We work in clubs, at corporate and private events, at conventions...anywhere live music is needed.