AGMA is happy to report that Florida Grand Opera’s new collective bargaining agreement was ratified by AGMA Leadership following unanimous approval by the shop.
There have been multiple additions and improvements to the contract language including new sections on Discrimination and Harassment; Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI); a standing Joint Labor-Management Committee; and COVID-19 safety.
Each working group at FGO saw significant gains. Principals now have an industry-standard rest period and access to performance clips, as well as increased protection for Studio Artists when working within AGMA’s jurisdiction. Assistant Stage Managers coming in from out-of-town will now receive company-provided housing to alleviate the stress and expense of finding local lodging. Choristers will earn additional Service Fees when performing dual roles as supernumeraries, using special skills (juggling, acrobatics, etc.), and when using body makeup. Choristers will now receive one day of paid sick leave per production.
Thank you to the negotiating committee for their hard work on the 3-year agreement!