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AFTRA, AFM Back Composers' Union

0429_hedgpeth The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists and the American Federation of Musicians are the latest organizations to voice support for film and television composers and lyricists looking to unionize. The two unions, which represent recording artists and musicians, sent a joint letter Wednesday to Local 399 of the Teamsters union, through which the lyricists and composers are attempting to organize. The letter, signed by AFTRA national executive director Kim Roberts Hedgpeth and AFM president Thomas Lee, said the two unions "understand and recognize how the entire entertainment industry benefits when creative individuals have union representation."

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Pictured: Kim Roberts Hedgpeth (Photo: Getty Images)

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