Central City Opera & AGMA Issue New Statements Amidst Prolonged CBA Negotiations

Central City Opera (CCO) has issued a statement noting that it has filed an unfair labor practices claim against the American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA). The claim, which was filed with the National Labor Relations Board, asserts that AGMA has violated several provisions of the National Labor Relations Act during their current collective bargaining agreement negotiations including demanding the {…}

AGMA Publicly Questions Central City Opera Over ‘Draconian Proposals’ in Midst of CBA Negotiations

Central City Opera (CCO) and the American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA) have both issued statements regarding recent negotiation challenges between the two organizations. AGMA recently took to social media to share a portion of an open letter it had written to the opera company regarding negotiations for the collective bargaining agreement between AGMA and Central City Opera that expired {…}

AGMA Ratifies New Collective Bargaining Contract with Metropolitan Opera Despite Major Soloist Dissent

The AGMA Board of Governors has ratified a new collective bargaining agreement with the Metropolitan Opera. But it wasn’t a victory for all.  In a press statement Len Egert, National Executive Director of AGMA, and the co-lead negotiator of the Met/AGMA contract said, “Considering what the Met was originally publicly seeking in concessions, which was around 30 percent, this comprehensive {…}