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AGMA Elects New President, Officers and Governors

Published May 21, 2019   |  By Musical Artists  |  Post in All Areas

On Friday, American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA) held a mail ballot election pursuant to its Constitution.  Global Election Services (GES) certified the election results, which were accepted and approved May 20, 2019 by AGMA's Board of Governors. The following officers were elected:  President - Raymond Menard; Treasurer - J Austin Bitner; Recording Secretary – Louis Perry; First VP - John W. Coleman;  Second VP - Elizabeth Sciblo; Third VP – Teresa Reichlen; Fourth VP – Jane Shaulis; Fifth VP – Samuel Schultz. Nineteen Governors comprised of Soloists, Choristers/Actors, Dancers, and Production Personnel were also elected throughout the country in a record setting voter turnout. President Menard, Production ... Read More -->

2019 National Election Ballots Are Due May 16th at 5:00 PM ET

Published May 10, 2019   |  By Musical Artists  |  Post in All Areas

A reminder to all AGMA Members planning to vote in the upcoming election: follow the directions on your ballot package and mail your completed ballot to arrive by next Thursday, May 16, 5:00 pm ET to be counted. Take action now - we encourage members to account for both transit and delivery time when sending in a ballot. Send in your ballot today to ensure that your voice is heard in this year's election. ... Read More -->

Reminder – Deadline Approaches to Request Duplicate Election Ballot

Published May 6, 2019   |  By Musical Artists  |  Post in All Areas

To all members planning to vote in the upcoming election - AGMA members have until May 10th to request a replacement ballot from Global Election Services (email:helpdesk@voteges.com or phone: 1-800-864-1263). Completed ballots must be received by 5:00 pm ET on May 16th. For further information, please log in to MyAGMA and access the 2019 National Election Portal from the MyAGMA drop-down menu. ... Read More -->

2019 National Election Ballots Have Been Mailed

Published April 23, 2019   |  By Musical Artists  |  Post in All Areas

Dear AGMA Members: Please look out for the official AGMA voting ballot in your mailbox.  Hard copies of the ballots were sent to your last reported address on April 22, 2019 and should be arriving shortly (please note there is no option for voting electronically).  If you do not receive a ballot by May 1, 2019, please contact Global Election Services at helpdesk@voteges.com or call 1-800-864-1263 to request a replacement ballot. Members have until May 10, 2019 to request that a replacement ballot be sent to them. For any questions about the election, please login to MYAGMA at www.musicalartists.org and click on MYAGMA – 2019 National Election (or email elections@musicalartists.org).   ... Read More -->

AGMA Member Event for all Houston Grand Opera Artists

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Calling all Artists of Houston Grand Opera!  AGMA will be hosting a special event on Monday, May 6th, from 7-9pm at the HGO studios.  Please join Deborah Allton-Maher, AGMA's Associate Executive Director, Griff Braun, AGMA's Director of Organizing and Outreach, and artists of Houston Ballet, for a discussion of who AGMA is, what AGMA does, and why it's vital that all the artists of Houston Grand Opera get involved.  Food will be provided, and we are anticipating a fun and informative evening.  All details can be found by visiting this link.  Please remember to RSVP! Hope to see you on the 6th! ... Read More -->

New York City Ballet Arbitration Decision

Published April 19, 2019   |  By Musical Artists  |  Post in All Areas

After a careful review of the facts, one of the country’s top arbitrators has decided to reinstate Amar Ramasar and Zachary Catazaro to the New York City Ballet. Mr. Catazaro has decided not to return to City Ballet. The American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA) exists to ensure the rights of all our members are protected—that includes those who report harassment in the workplace as well as those who have been subject to unjust termination. This was a complicated situation. We pursued this case because it's important to us that your employer is prevented from taking extreme and potentially career-ending action based on non-criminal activity in your private life. We are committed to doing everything in our power to ensure you have ... Read More -->

Office Closure – Good Friday

Published April 18, 2019   |  By Musical Artists  |  Post in All Areas

In observance of Good Friday, AGMA's National Office will close on Thursday, April 18th at 5:00 PM ET, reopening on Monday, April 22nd. AGMA's National Office Staff extend our warmest greetings to all of our members celebrating their respective religious holidays this weekend. ... Read More -->

Election Bulletin

Published April 7, 2019   |  By Musical Artists  |  Post in All Areas

Ballots for the AGMA Officers and Board of Governors election will be mailed to members in good standing on April 22, 2019. A draft of the envelope that will be sent to you by mail and the voting instructions that will appear on the ballot are printed on the following pages. If you will not be at your home address between April 22 and May 10, 2019 (the balloting period), please go to the AGMA members-only portal (MyAGMA) and change your address to the address where you will be during that time period. Alternatively, you may call the Membership Department at 212-265-3687 to update your address. Changes of address must be done before April 15, 2019, which is the date that the database will be provided to the election vendor. Please rem... Read More -->

Spring 2019 AGMAzine Publication Postponed

Published March 25, 2019   |  By Musical Artists  |  Post in All Areas

Due to legal concerns about compliance with federal labor law in connection with the upcoming AGMA elections, counsel has advised the union (out of an abundance of caution) to postpone the publication of AGMAzine until after the election. We have, therefore, decided to delay publication.  Please feel free to submit any additional articles, photos, etc. to Denise Baker at dbaker@musicalartists.org.  Thanks for your understanding and patience.... Read More -->

Reminder: Deadline to Submit Candidate Statements and Photos

Published March 22, 2019   |  By Musical Artists  |  Post in All Areas

Pursuant to the 2019 National Election Rules (available by signing in to MyAGMA), all candidate statements and photos must be submitted to Elizabeth Drorbaugh at Elections@musicalartists.org on or before March 29, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. ET. Candidates are encouraged to submit their photos and statements as soon as possible. Candidate statements and photos received after the deadline will not be accepted.... Read More -->