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AGMA Ratifies 3-Year Agreement with New York City Ballet

Published September 20, 2022   |  By Musical Artists  |  Post in All Areas

The new collective bargaining agreement between AGMA and New York City Ballet was approved by AGMA leadership, after being overwhelmingly ratified by the shop. ICYMI: This bargaining victory was featured in the New York Times on September 8!

Let’s celebrate some gains! Notably, by the end of this new agreement, pandemic-related cuts will be restored, and wages will be increased. The new contract will also formalize and reinforce practices and policies related to NYCB’s ongoing work on diversity, equity, and inclusion, which reflects the deep commitment that AGMA and NYCB share in upholding a workplace culture of safety, inclusion, and belonging.  

Thank you to the negotiating committee and congratulations on this 3-year agreement!

CONTRACT HIGHLIGHTS

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:

  • Wage increases in years 1, 2 and 3
    • By the end of this new agreement, pandemic-related cuts will be restored, and wages will be increased
  • Paid family leave for non-birthing parents through the NYS Paid Family Leave policy
  • Per diem increases on tour

DIVERSITY, EQUITY, INCLUSION, and BELONGING:

  • Gender-neutral language in CBA
  • Continuation of mandatory anti-harassment and anti-discrimination training sessions on an annual basis
  • Codifying the continued use of flesh-tone tights and shoes for ballets that were previously performed in pink tights and shoes
  • Commitment to eliminating racial stereotypes on stage
  • Commitment to engage an intimacy director on a pilot basis for the 2022-23 season to assist NYCB’s artists as they rehearse and perform intimate scenes and choreography