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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Since I was eligible for an Equity card through my affiliation with AGMA (American Guild of Musical Artists), I only needed to shell out half of the requisite fee, $600, to become a member.
The dancers' union, the American Guild of Musical Artists, filed an unfair labor practice charge with the NLRB, claiming that, in retaliation for the union vote, the company refused to renew the two dancers' contracts.
According to Figgins, a representative from The American Guild of Musical Artists advised them not to go, only because, as AGMA members, the union could not protect them in a non-union environment.
For starters, there's a practical answer: The American Guild of Musical Artists didn't add a maternity clause to its contracts until 1990.
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The American Guild of Musical Artists issued a statement last November, however, warning them that any company that has negotiated an agreement with the union may not charge fees for auditions.
Through the efforts of Milton and his editorializing, dance companies contracted with the well-organized American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA) whose membership dancers enjoyed sick pay, reasonable salaries, and other benefits previously denied them.
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