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National Office Closure in Observation of Labor Day

Published August 30, 2019   |  By Musical Artists  |  Post in All Areas

In observance of Labor Day, AGMA's National Office will close on Friday, August 30th, 2019 at 3:30 PM ET, reopening on Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019. Labor Day is a time to honor the brave men and women who fought for the workplace protections we take for granted today, to celebrate all that we have achieved together as AGMA members, and to get energized for the work still to be done. Thank you for the work that you do as AGMA Artists and union members. We hope that you have a safe, restful, and happy holiday! #WeAreAGMA ... Read More -->

A Labor Day Message from AGMA President Ray Menard

Published August 29, 2019   |  By Musical Artists  |  Post in All Areas

Dear AGMA Artists, Every year on the first Monday of September, our nation takes one day at the end of summer to celebrate the American labor movement and all that it has achieved for our country’s workers. Labor Day is a day of remembrance, a time to honor the brave men and women who fought and died to secure the basic workplace protections we take for granted today. Our work as AGMA members is a continuation of their legacy as we fight to ensure that all AGMA Artists have dignity, safety, and opportunity on every stage and in every rehearsal hall across the country. The holiday is also a time to celebrate all that we have achieved together. Across the United States our Brothers and Sisters have joined together to win the bett... Read More -->

Sexual Harassment Claims Against Plácido Domingo

Published August 23, 2019   |  By Musical Artists  |  Post in All Areas

AGMA is aware of serious allegations of sexual harassment made by multiple women against Plácido Domingo.  We have contacted our employers to demand independent investigations into these allegations.  Additionally, we have reached out to our members in opera companies that may have been affected to offer guidance and support.  As the independent investigation is conducted, we continue to closely monitor this situation, ensuring the safety of our members our first priority.  AGMA condemns all sexual abuse and sexual harassment, and commends those who come forward to report these incidents in their workplaces.  AGMA is fully committed to ensuring that the artists we represent have safe workplaces t... Read More -->

Sexual Harassment Claims Against Plácido Domingo

Published August 13, 2019   |  By Musical Artists  |  Post in All Areas

***8.23.19 - AGMA Has issued an updated statement regarding the allegations raised against Mr. Domingo. To read that statement, please click here.*** Today, AGMA became aware of serious allegations of sexual harassment made by multiple women against Plácido Domingo.  We have contacted our employers to demand investigations into these allegations.  Additionally, we have reached out to our members in opera companies that may have been affected to offer guidance and support.  We will continue to closely monitor this situation, making the safety of our members our first priority.  AGMA condemns all sexual abuse and sexual harassment, and commends those who come forward to report these incidents in their workplaces.  AGMA is ... Read More -->

The Actors Fund To Host Upcoming Free Workshops

Published August 2, 2019   |  By Musical Artists  |  Post in All Areas

Through AGMA's partnership with The Actors Fund, we are thrilled to inform our members of two valuable career workshops to be hosted in the coming weeks at The Actors Fund's New York offices. CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW? PREVENTING HEARING LOSS Date: Wednesday, August 21st, 2019 RSVP: http://ow.ly/v6zw50vhk2v Does your job require you to spend hours in a studio or on stage surrounded by loud music and large speakers? Are you currently in a show that has loud special effects? Are you constantly asking friends and family to repeat themselves? This seminar will discuss the following topics: How to protect your hearing while on the jobSimple at home treatments for hearing loss or impairmentWhat symptoms to watch out for, and wh... Read More -->