With an overwhelming majority of support, the Dancers of Boulder Ballet have signed cards in support of unionizing with the American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA).
“Workers across the country are recognizing the value of speaking with one voice, organizing, and forming unions,” said Griff Braun, National Organizing Director at AGMA. “AGMA is very happy to support the dancers of Boulder Ballet as they take the first step in this journey, and we look forward to a productive working relationship with the management of the Company.”
AGMA has officially notified Boulder Ballet management and is hopeful that the Company will voluntarily recognize the Union. The Company has until close of business on Friday, April 22, 2022, to respond.
The Dancers of Boulder Ballet have also sent their own letter to management. A part of it states, “After much collective thought and careful consideration, we believe this decision will provide many benefits including the enhancement of our work environment, protection for our artists, and a deeper level of communication for all involved. We feel strongly that this is the natural next step in the company’s development.”
AGMA will release more information as it becomes available.