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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 better pay and working conditions that allow them to create their art to the best of their ability. Be proud of your union and all we have accomplished together.  

Finally, Labor Day is a call to action, a reminder of the work still to be done. If we stand together, we can continue to fight for every member of our union family.

I want to say thank you, on behalf of myself and the National Officers, Governors, and Staff of the American Guild of Musical Artists for your dedication and commitment. Thank you for the work that you do as AGMA Artists and union members. Your professionalism, collegiality, and excellence are a credit to AGMA. This is your union, and you are the strength of our organization.

We hope you have a safe, restful, and happy Labor Day!

Please share your Labor Day with us through social media at #WeAreAGMA.

In solidarity,


Raymond M. Menard, AGMA President