American Guild of Musical Artists

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American Guild of Musical Artists

A labor union for American singers, dancers and other performers. Among other activities, it lobbies and negotiates contracts for better pay and working conditions. Unlike most other performers' unions, it does not forbid members from doing non-union work. It was established in 1936 and is affiliated with the AFL-CIO and the Associated Actors and Artistes of America.
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AGMA's primary focus is on sharing and developing best practices to effectively render gray market and counterfeit activities more difficult, undesirable and unprofitable throughout the entire industry," noted Ram Manchi, AGMA president.
It was clear that the arts were going to be impacted significantly," says James Fayette, who became an AGMA rep after retiring as a principal from NYCB in 2005.
The meeting also featured in depth, collective discussion about the recent whitepaper issued by AGMA and KPMG LLP, titled "Strong Channel Management Can Reduce Gray-Market Exposure.
One of the key challenges facing IT companies today is the use of the Internet as a key vehicle for news and solicitation of illegal and counterfeit technology products," stated Ram Manchi, AGMA president.
This will enable AGMA to raise awareness among policy makers and law enforcement to actively engage with AGMA and the industry to focus on issues surrounding gray market and counterfeit sales.
He will also intensify justification to law makers and enforcement agencies to actively engage with AGMA in combating these issues, and engage legal and industry specialists with expertise in AGMA's charter topics to educate member companies on protecting their intellectual property.
AGMA welcomes any technology manufacturer that owns a branded IT product.
James Fayette, the New York area dance executive of AGMA, urges AGMA dancers to utilize their union delegate within their company.
The collective experience and proven strategies of AGMA members can help IT vendors to protect their customers from inferior goods, as well as preserve the integrity of their brands.
It is the intention of the STaR Procurement Service on behalf of the member authorities of AGMA, (AGMA Members: Bolton Council; Bury Council; Manchester CC; Oldham Council; Rochdale MBC; Salford CC; Stockport MBC; Tameside MBC; Trafford Council; Wigan Council.
Because of the steep escalation of medical care costs, the AGMA trustees recognized the need to redesign the plan, which had not raised the cost of its coverage for 10 years.
She will also represent Maxtor in the industry organization dedicated to eradicating gray market activities, AGMA (the Alliance for Gray Market and Counterfeit Abatement).