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National Office Closure in Observance of the Holiday Season

Published December 24, 2019   |  By Musical Artists  |  Post in All Areas

Please note that in observance of the holiday season, the AGMA National Office will be closed beginning Tuesday, December 24, 2019 at 1pm EDT and reopening on Thursday, January 2, 2020. If you wish to pay your Annual Basic Dues between now and then, you may do so online, by logging in to MyAGMA - Personal Portal - Pay Annual Basic Dues. As a reminder, your Annual Basic Dues for the 2020 calendar year are due on December 31, 2019. ... Read More -->

American Guild of Musical Artists And Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association Reach Agreement on New Five-Year Contract For Chicago Symphony Chorus

Published December 17, 2019   |  By Musical Artists  |  Post in All Areas

CHICAGO—The members of the Chicago Symphony Chorus (CSC), represented by the American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA), and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association (CSOA) have reached an agreement on a new five-year contract. The musicians of the CSC, members of the national AGMA Board of Directors and the Board of Trustees of the CSOA have voted to ratify the agreement, which is effective from September 2019 through September 2024. The five-year agreement includes improvements in working conditions for both parties and wage increases of 13.7% over the five years of the contract. Negotiations between the CSOA and the CSC, represented by AGMA, took place from September through November 2019 with the parties reaching a tentative agreeme... Read More -->

Notice of Suspension Error

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You may have received an incorrect notice of suspension for non-payment of dues. Please disregard this notice. Due to a system issue it was an auto-generated notice that should not have been sent. The deadline for payment is December 31, 2019. We apologize for any inconvenience or confusion. You may contact the membership office at 212-265-3687 should you have questions. Thank you. ... Read More -->

Pacific Northwest Ballet Stage Managers Join the American Guild of Musical Artists

Published December 16, 2019   |  By Musical Artists  |  Post in All Areas

Last week the stage managers of Pacific Northwest Ballet (PNB) in Seattle, Washington voted unanimously to join the American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA).   The election was conducted by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).  AGMA already represents the dancers at PNB and the production staff will constitute a separate bargaining unit. "We the Stage Managers of PNB are thrilled and proud to be officially represented by AGMA.  We thank Nora Heiber (AGMA Western Executive), Leonard Egert (AGMA National Executive Director), and Andrew H. Baker (Outside Counsel) for all of their hard work to help make this happen," stated the stage managers of Pacific Northwest Ballet.   “I welcome the production staff of PNB into... Read More -->

Nevada Ballet Theatre Artists Vote to Join American Guild of Musical Artists

Published December 5, 2019   |  By Musical Artists  |  Post in All Areas

Last night, the dancers of Nevada Ballet Theatre (NBT) voted by an overwhelming majority to form a union with the American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA).  The secret ballot vote took place at the NBT studios and was overseen by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).  On October 28th, AGMA requested that NBT voluntarily recognize the union as the exclusive bargaining representative for the dancers, upon verification of majority support.   NBT management refused to recognize the dancers’ union, however, and instead initiated an anti-union campaign, prompting AGMA to request the NLRB election. “For the past three weeks the dancers of NBT have been subjected to an aggressive anti-union campaign waged agains... Read More -->

Giving Tuesday – December 3rd, 2019

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

Dear AGMA Members, We hope you all had wonderful Thanksgivings! In celebration of Giving Tuesday 2019, please give a little extra to help the AGMA Relief Fund.  The AGMA Relief Fund depends on your generosity. Your contribution will assist our members in need. Thank you! For more information, visit our new website: www.agmarelief.org, and be sure to follow AGMA on Social Media: Facebook: @AmericanGuildofMusicalArtists Instagram: @musicalartistsunion Twitter: @AGMusicalArtist Happy Holidays! The AGMA Relief Fund ... Read More -->