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American Ballet Theatre and American Guild of Musical Artists Reach Tentative Agreement

Published January 30, 2018   |  By Drew Rosenfeld  |  Post in All Areas

New York, NY (January 30, 2018) –  American Ballet Theatre (ABT), the internationally acclaimed ballet company based in New York City, concluded an overall tentative agreement with the American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA), the national union representing about 90 dancers and stage managers at the Company.

The new three-year agreement, subject to approval by the AGMA Board of Governors, includes annual wage increases and an increase in retirement contributions for the artists, among other modifications. The chief negotiator for AGMA was its New York Area Dance Executive, Griff Braun.

“We are very pleased to successfully conclude these negotiations and I know that these dedicated Artists are now looking forward to embarking on a successful U.S. tour.  I want to thank management for beginning to address their concerns and I also wish to express our appreciation to the AGMA negotiating committee for its diligence and advocacy during bargaining” stated Leonard Egert, National Executive Director of AGMA.

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