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Upcoming OPERA America Webinar will Focus on Return to Work and Mental Health

Published July 28, 2021   |  By Musical Artists  |  Post in All Areas

As part of its free webinar series "Mental Health for Creators and Artists,” OPERA America will host " Mental Health Care in Professional Settings" on Thursday, August 5 at 5:00 p.m. ET. An excerpt of the webinar description is as follows: "When we work together in person again, how do we become our own best advocates for mental health? How can we deal with issues like imposter syndrome and navigating negative relationships in a professional environment?" Registration is NOT required, and the webinar will be recorded.  ... Read More -->

AGMA Chorister Caucus Announces Meeting and Survey

Published July 27, 2021   |  By Musical Artists  |  Post in All Areas

All AGMA Choristers in good standing are invited to attend the upcoming Opera and Concert Choristers Caucus (OCCC) meeting on Monday, August 9, at 6:00 p.m. ET. During this meeting, the Caucus will discuss the responses to the OCCC National Bargaining Priorities Survey that was emailed to AGMA Choristers yesterday. If you haven't completed the survey yet, you have until August 2 to do so! If you have not received the survey (check your spam!), please email occc@musicalartists.org. Please register your intent to attend by filling out this form. The Zoom information will be sent in the days leading up to the meeting! ... Read More -->

Petition to Pass the PRO Act: Add Your Name

Published July 26, 2021   |  By Musical Artists  |  Post in All Areas

AGMA has joined the AFL-CIO and its affiliates on this petition. We encourage our members to add their names in support of the PRO Act! Our outdated labor laws have been chipped away and weakened by anti-worker legislators. Every day, we hear about corporations openly union-busting and retaliating against working people without consequence. In short, the PRO Act is the most important piece of worker empowerment legislation since the Great Depression. The PRO Act doesn’t stop anyone from doing freelance work. It protects freelancers’ rights to organize and collectively bargain if they choose to. An FAQ page that addresses all of this information and more is on our website.  Strong unions mean higher wages, safer workin... Read More -->

AGMA Staging Staff Caucus Meeting August 5

Published July 22, 2021   |  By Musical Artists  |  Post in All Areas

The AGMA Staging Staff Caucus invites all AGMA stage managers, directors, and choreographers in good standing to attend its next meeting on Thursday, August 5, at 8:00 p.m. ET. For more information, please email stagingstaffcaucus@musicalartists.org. To register, please visit here. ... Read More -->

REMINDER: AGMA Black Caucus Meeting on July 28

Published July 21, 2021   |  By Musical Artists  |  Post in All Areas

This is a friendly reminder that the next AGMA Black Caucus meeting is on Wednesday, July 28, at 7:00 p.m. ET. There is still time to register and all Black AGMA Artists in good standing are encouraged to attend and join in on the conversation. To receive the Zoom details in advance of the meeting, register here. Please email BlackCaucus@musicalartists.org with any questions or for more information! ... Read More -->

AGMA Ratifies 1-year Extension with Milwaukee Ballet

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AGMA is happy to report that Milwaukee Ballet’s One Year Extension Agreement was ratified by AGMA leadership, after being approved by the shop, at the July Board of Governors meeting. Thank you to the negotiating committee for your hard work on this 1-year agreement! ... Read More -->

DATE CHANGE! AGMA Dancers Caucus Now Meeting on August 3

Published July 15, 2021   |  By Musical Artists  |  Post in All Areas

‼️DATE CHANGE‼️ The AGMA Dancers Caucus Meeting has been rescheduled. The Caucus will now meet on Tuesday, August 3 at 8:00 p.m. ET. Previously scheduled for July 20, Dancers who have already registered for the meeting do not need to register again and will be receiving a note from the staff facilitator. We apologize for any inconvenience and look forward to seeing AGMA Dancers come together on August 3! There’s still time to join. Register here. ... Read More -->

OPERA America Webinar to Focus on Pandemic Trauma

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As part of its free webinar series "Mental Health for Creators and Artists,” OPERA America will host the timely "Processing the Trauma of COVID-19" on July 22 at 5:00 p.m. ET. The description of the webinar is as follows: The world has experienced over one year of living in a pandemic, and society’s leaders continue to encourage steadfastness in the face of the ongoing crisis, urging the public to take safety precautions to prevent the spread of disease. As we focus on surviving our day-to-day lives in this reality, we also continue to experience the cumulative trauma created by the loss, anxiety, and burnout of living during this time." Registration is NOT required, and the webinar will be recorded. ... Read More -->

Reminder: AGMA Dancers Caucus Meeting Next Week

Published July 14, 2021   |  By Musical Artists  |  Post in All Areas

REMINDER! The next meeting of the AGMA Dancers Caucus is on Tuesday, July 20, at 8:00 p.m. ET. There is still time to join the conversation! All AGMA Dancers in good standing are encouraged to attend the Zoom meeting. If you haven't done so already, register here. The AGMA Dancers Caucus serves as a forum where AGMA Dancers come together to discuss and share goals and aspirations, and lend support to fellow Dancers and other AGMA members through communicating with each other and the union's elected leadership. Please email dancerscaucus@musicalartists.org with any questions or for more information! ... Read More -->

July 28 AGMA Black Caucus Meeting Announced

Published July 13, 2021   |  By Musical Artists  |  Post in All Areas

The AGMA Black Caucus will meet on Wednesday, July 28, at 7:00 p.m. ET. All Black AGMA Artists in good standing are encouraged to join. To receive the Zoom details in advance of the meeting, register here. Please email BlackCaucus@musicalartists.org with any questions or for more information! ... Read More -->