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Sign this Petition to Support the Arts in America

Published March 10, 2017   |  By Musical Artists  |  Post in All Areas

On the eve of Donald Trump’s Inauguration, The Hill newspaper reported that the President's Transition Team recommended that the then President-elect eliminate the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, as well as privatize the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. With so much change coming so quickly, arts advocates need to organize. We need to raise our collective and individual voices with precision and in a unified manner. The new Administration and Congress will be moving quickly, so we need to educate people and act NOW. Did you know that, according to the U.S. Commerce Department’s Bureau of Economic Analysis, arts and cultural industries contribute 4.23 percent, or $704.2 billio... Read More -->

Sarasota Ballet Dancers Join AGMA

Published March 3, 2017   |  By Musical Artists  |  Post in All Areas

The Sarasota Ballet, their dancers and AGMA enter negotiations for a labor contract. The Sarasota Ballet announces today that the Company joins the top national ballet companies in America by voting to join the American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA). AGMA represents dancers, singers and stage production staff in dance and opera companies throughout the United States. A secret ballot vote was held based upon mutual agreement between The Sarasota Ballet and AGMA. Based on the results of the election, The Sarasota Ballet has recognized AGMA as the exclusive bargaining representative of the dancers. Negotiations for a first contract are expected to commence within a couple of weeks. “This is an understandable step in the growth of The Sar... Read More -->

SAMUEL J. FRIEDMAN HEALTH CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

Published February 22, 2017   |  By Musical Artists  |  Post in All Areas

The Actors Fund and Mount Sinai Doctors announced plans to open a new health center for the performing arts and entertainment community in New York City.     Scheduled to open in March 2017 at The Actors Fund’s headquarters, conveniently located at 729 Seventh Avenue between 48th and 49th Street in Times Square, The Samuel J. Friedman Health Center for the Performing Arts will serve as the medical care provider that is solely focused on the particular health care needs of the entertainment and performing arts community. Operated in partnership with The Actors Fund and Mount Sinai Doctors, The Friedman Health Center offers primary and specialty care, expedited referrals to physicians within the Mount Sinai Health Sy... Read More -->

Presidents’ Day

Published February 17, 2017   |  By Musical Artists  |  Post in All Areas

In observance of Presidents' Day, AGMA offices will be closed on Monday, February 20. We will reopen on Tuesday, February 21 at 9:30am.... Read More -->

AGMA National Office Closed Today

Published February 9, 2017   |  By Musical Artists  |  Post in All Areas

Due to extreme weather conditions in New York, the AGMA National Office is closed today. The office will reopen tomorrow, Friday, February 10th at 9:30 am.... Read More -->

Welcome to the New AGMA Website!

Published February 3, 2017   |  By Musical Artists  |  Post in All Areas

Welcome to the new AGMA website! A great deal of time and effort went into creating this site and the new design and features were done with you, the members, in mind. As you navigate through the website, please remember that the MyAGMA section is still a work in progress, and that refinements and new features will be added on a regular basis. If you have comments, questions, or suggestions regarding the website, please feel free to send them to AGMA@musicalartists.org. I believe you will enjoy perusing the new website and hope that you will take advantage of the many features that it offers you. Fraternally yours, James Odom President, AGMA... Read More -->

The Radio City Rockettes

Published December 14, 2016   |  By Musical Artists  |  Post in All Areas

Please be advised that the American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA) does not represent The Radio City Rockettes, who have recently been asked to perform at the upcoming presidential inauguration. The Rockettes are represented by the American Guild of Variety Artists (AGVA). For information on AGVA, please visit their website at http://www.agvausa.com. ... Read More -->

AGMA Announces a New National Executive Director

Published July 27, 2016   |  By Musical Artists  |  Post in All Areas

The Board of Governors is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Leonard Egert to the position of National Executive Director. Mr. Egert is an attorney who comes to AGMA with more than twenty years of experience in the labor movement, including serving as Assistant Counsel to the Writers Guild of America, East and in his current position of Executive Director of the San Francisco-Northern California Local of SAG-AFTRA. Additionally, his experience includes representing entertainment and other unions while at the firm of Spivak, Lipton, LLP and his own firm of Egert and Trakinski. Mr. Egert has a reputation as a strong negotiator, dynamic leader, and careful listener with an innovative approach towards problem solving. Mr. Egert ... Read More -->

Union Plus Offers Help for Survivors of West Virginia Floods

Published June 30, 2016   |  By Musical Artists  |  Post in All Areas

If you are a union member who participates in certain Union Plus programs and have been affected by the recent flooding and mudslides that struck West Virginia, you may be eligible for financial assistance through the Union Plus Disaster Relief Grant program.  Unprecedented flooding has left thousands of families displaced, and many do not have flood insurance. Union Plus Disaster Relief Grants of $500 are available to eligible members who have a Union Plus Credit Card(1), Union Plus Life or Accidental Death Insurance, or Union Plus Auto Insurance, or Union Plus Mortgage. Participants who live in Clay, Fayette, Greenbrier, Kanawha, Monroe, Nicholas, Pocahontas, Roane, Summers and Webster counties may be eligible for these grants. The ap... Read More -->

The American Guild of Musical Artists has lost a bright light

Published January 4, 2016   |  By Musical Artists  |  Post in All Areas

The American Guild of Musical Artists has lost a bright light. Alan Gordon, AGMA’s National Executive Director, died New Year's Day in New Hampshire—a fitting time and place of departure for one of the labor movement’s most independent, iconoclastic, and forward-looking leaders. As National Executive Director of AGMA, representing the most accomplished singers, dancers, and stage production staff at opera and dance companies throughout the United States, Mr. Gordon was a strong and dedicated visionary—fearless and unrelenting in protecting the rights of union members. When Mr. Gordon assumed the helm in 2000, the union was financially unstable and struggling to effectively represent its members. As a result of his work over th... Read More -->