AGMA Ratifies Three-Year Agreement with Sarasota Ballet

Published June 21, 2022   |  By Musical Artists  |  Post in All Areas

We are happy to report that the collective bargaining agreement between AGMA and Sarasota Ballet was ratified by AGMA leadership, after being overwhelmingly approved by the shop.

Highlights include:

  • Progress toward eliminating inequitable pay structures; first-year wage increases between 12% - 10%, and 5% in the second year for 6 ranks below First Soloist
  • Elimination of dancer contribution to monthly health insurance premium – about $100 in savings
  • New safety and health language giving AGMA the ability to enforce COVID safety and to address DEI issues as matters of health & safety
  • New DEI provision committing Company to work with Artists at regular Joint Committee meetings to implement policies, practices, training, and complaint procedures for achieving diversity, equity, access, and inclusion
  • Gender-neutral pronouns to be used

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