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AGMA at the White House

Published October 16, 2023   |  By Musical Artists  |  Post in All Areas

AGMA President Ned Hanlon will be venturing to the White House tomorrow, October 17. President Hanlon has been invited to participate in a pivotal meeting dedicated to laying the groundwork for a national arts and culture integration strategy alongside the White House Domestic Policy Council and National Endowment for the Arts. He will be delivering pro-union remarks and advocating, as he always does, for the performing arts. ... Read More -->

AGMA Black Caucus Accepting Self-Nominations for Facilitator Election

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Today, the AGMA Black Caucus emailed important information to eligible members regarding the opening of the self-nomination period to become a Facilitator within the AGMA Black Caucus. We encourage eligible members to self-nominate! The required form was included in the email. Passionate advocates for equity and inclusivity can make a real impact by joining the leadership team of the AGMA Black Caucus. Your unique perspectives, talents, and experiences will help the ABC continue important work and grow as a community. The self-nomination period ends November 12. ... Read More -->

Supporting ABT Artists: Urgent Call for Fair Contracts

Published October 12, 2023   |  By Musical Artists  |  Post in All Areas

Let's stand in unwavering support of the remarkable Artists of American Ballet Theatre. The dedicated AGMA/ABT Negotiating Committee has been at the bargaining table for over five months. As performances draw near on an expired contract, we urgently call upon ABT management to bargain a fair contract for these exceptional artists. Time is of the essence. We will keep everyone updated. Follow the dancers’ account @abtofficial on Instagram. ... Read More -->

AGMA Ratifies 5-Year Agreement with Lyric Opera of Chicago

Published October 11, 2023   |  By Musical Artists  |  Post in All Areas

The new collective bargaining agreement between AGMA and Lyric Opera of Chicago was approved by AGMA leadership on September 26, after being ratified by the shop. Thank you to the negotiating committee for all their work on this 5-year agreement! CONTRACT DETAILS WEEKLY, HOURLY, AND PER PERFORMANCE INCREASES: All Artists receive the same dollar increase each year. Increases over 5 years are between 12% and 50% depending on classificationPrincipal Artists receive 20% of their per performance fees upon arrivalDirectors, Associate Directors and Choreographers receive all per diem upon arrivalAll payments will be made electronicallyLyric Opera will cover all wire transfer fees to overseas bank accounts All Artists e... Read More -->

AGMA Ratifies 1-Year Agreement with Santa Fe Opera

Published October 10, 2023   |  By Musical Artists  |  Post in All Areas

The new collective bargaining agreement between AGMA and Santa Fe Opera was approved by AGMA leadership, after being ratified by the shop. Thank you to the negotiating committee and congratulations on this 1-year agreement. CONTRACT HIGHLIGHTS COMPENSATION AND OTHER BENEFITS: Wage and Per Diem increases ranging between 3.25%-5% across all Bargaining Unit members Significant increases to the travel allowances for Artists 30% increase to weekly lodging stipend for Apprentices Artists  3.25% increase to retirement contribution for all Bargaining Unit members Santa Fe Opera will be permitted to stream at Opera in the Park for the 2024 season provided they no longer have the ability to s... Read More -->

AGMA Ratifies 1-Year Agreement with Milwaukee Ballet

Published October 8, 2023   |  By Musical Artists  |  Post in All Areas

The new collective bargaining agreement between AGMA and Milwaukee Ballet was approved by AGMA leadership, after being overwhelmingly ratified by the shop. SWIPE to see some highlights! Thank you to the negotiating committee and congratulations on this 1-year agreement! CONTRACT HIGHLIGHTS COMPENSATION AND OTHER BENEFITS: All Dancer salaries will be increased by 2% for the 23-24 season  The Dancer classifications in the Basic Agreement will be increased by 2% Free parking at the studios, the Marcus Center, and the Pabst Theater Best efforts will be made to provide free or reduced parking at other sites Clarified absence language and allowed Dancers to opt into a short-term disability plan covering... Read More -->

AGMA Ratifies 2-Year Agreement with Arizona Opera

Published October 5, 2023   |  By Musical Artists  |  Post in All Areas

The new collective bargaining agreement between AGMA and Arizona Opera was approved by AGMA leadership, after being ratified by the shop. Thank you to the negotiating committee, and congratulations on this 2-year agreement! CONTRACT HIGHLIGHTS COMPENSATION AND OTHER BENEFITS: Year 1: 2% increase to hourly rehearsal rateChorister meal allowance and increase of 5% to fee for when a Supporting/Solo Bit Artist is engaged to perform two (2) or more roles in the same performanceIncrease to the travel allowance for Supporting/Solo Bit Artists to two hundred thirty ($230) Housing stipend will be provided by Arizona Opera to Supporting/Solo Bit Artists who reside out-of-state, in addition to the travel allowance. ... Read More -->

Victory for Artists of Opera Colorado in NLRB Decision

Published October 2, 2023   |  By Musical Artists  |  Post in All Areas

AGMA is thrilled to announce that the recent decision by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) regarding Opera Colorado, released on the evening of September 29, represents a clear and significant victory for the artists who are seeking to unionize with AGMA. An election has been ordered in the coming weeks, and eligible artists will receive their ballots by mail on October 16. After not voluntarily recognizing the Artists' wishes to unionize with AGMA, Opera Colorado tried to deny the Artists a union election by challenging almost every part of our petition, including claiming that the artists were either independent contractors, "seasonal/casual employees, " or both, and therefore not employees under the National Labo... Read More -->

REMINDER: New England Area Meeting on October 16

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REMINDER: The New England Area will hold its annual membership meeting virtually – over Zoom – on Monday, October 16 at 2:00 p.m. ET. Area meetings are an opportunity for AGMA members to come together with their fellow local members to meet, connect, and discuss common issues. Members of the Area were sent a reminder email earlier today with more information and a link to register. ... Read More -->

Solidarity Forever: Latest Issue of AGMAzine Now Available

Published September 28, 2023   |  By Musical Artists  |  Post in All Areas

AGMA is happy to announce that the Summer 2023 issue of AGMAzine is here! Follow this link to view/download the PDF. In our "Solidarity Forever" issue, you will get to know AGMA's new leadership, read important updates from AGMA, and hear directly from members through personal essays, art submissions, and interviews. We hope you enjoy reading AGMAzine, the official digital publication of the American Guild of Musical Artists. Special thanks to the Membership and Member Relations Committee (MMRC), to the Artists that contributed to the magazine through submissions or interviews, and to AGMA's staff. ... Read More -->