Jazz, Unions, and Venues

The music industry needs a union especially Jazz. So many are doing gigs for nothing. I know many who would appreciate $20 so they could at the very least afford to buy a pie and a milkshake on the way home or put some petrol in their car. Some venues still make musician’s pay for food and they receive zero payment. I won’t go into the politics of why this is the case. Whether we need a union or provide some collective muscle to ensure that some musos get some small payment regardless for just  turning up; irrespective of the venues patronage.