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Nevada Ballet Theatre Artists Seek to Form Union

Published November 19, 2019   |  By Musical Artists  |  Post in All Areas

With an overwhelming majority of support, the dancers of Nevada Ballet Theatre (NBT) have signed cards to form a union and join the American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA).   In a letter to the management of NBT, the dancers stated “This is a decision made in the interest of longevity and artistic achievement for the company, mutually beneficial working relationships, and long-term health.  As dancers, the lifeblood of this organization, we hold ourselves and the company to a high standard and believe our decision will elevate the company to a nationally recognized institution.” “Nevada Ballet Theatre is a fantastic company of high-level dancers who have devoted their lives to this important art form,” said Len E... Read More -->

American Guild Of Musical Artists And Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association Reach Tentative Agreement On New Contract For Chicago Symphony Chorus

Published November 7, 2019   |  By Musical Artists  |  Post in All Areas

***12.17.19 - AGMA has issued an updated statement regarding the Chicago Symphony Chorus five-year contract. To read that statement, please click here.*** CHICAGO — The members of the Chicago Symphony Chorus, represented by the American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA), and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association (CSOA) have reached a tentative agreement on a new five-year contract. The agreement is pending ratification by AGMA, as well as the CSOA Board of Trustees, and will be effective retroactive to September 11, 2019. Details of the agreement will be released once it is ratified by both parties. Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association American Guild of Musical Artists For full joint statement: Chicago TribuneMSN ... Read More -->

AGMA Board Ratified Arizona Opera’s Collective Bargaining Agreement

Published November 4, 2019   |  By Musical Artists  |  Post in All Areas

At The American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA) Board of Governors meeting on October 14, 2019, the Board ratified Arizona Opera’s most recent collective bargaining agreement. The new agreement provides for a raise of 10.3% over three years and increases benefits related to family care, which includes time to care for spouses, domestic partners, children, siblings and grandparents, in addition to other economic and non-economic improvements. “Our goal in this negotiation was focused on improving certain quality of life issues, since our members live and perform in two cities (Phoenix and Tucson). The improvements in scheduling and accommodations, as well as a raise, will make a real difference for us,” said John Kraft, a member of... Read More -->