Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) _ New York City jazz musicians are worried about retiring in poverty.

A union that represents the musicians and some of the artists asked the City Council for help on Wednesday.

They’re asking for assistance with several workplace issues, including retirement security. The artists want some of the city’s famed jazz clubs to contribute to their pensions.

A representative of the Associated Museums of Greater New York, Local 802 estimated that it would cost the clubs $22 per performance.

The clubs have not agreed to meet the unions to negotiate.

The council passed a resolution indicating support for the measure but did not authorize any legislation on the matter.