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
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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...
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