We are the labor organization that represents the men and women who create America’s operatic, choral and dance heritage.
Performing artists live to perform. But their talents, their skill and the beauty they create won't necessarily pay the rent, put food on the table or guarantee the necessities of life. Without forceful advocacy and defense of their rights, artists may be vulnerable to exploitation or illegal discrimination. They need protection. They can find it by joining AGMA, the American Guild of Musical Artists.
From AGMA President, Jimmy Odom
I am sure that you are all aware of the contentious negotiations underway at The Metropolitan Opera. It is no exaggeration to say that the results of these negotiations will affect every AGMA member. If Peter Gelb is successful in forcing these devastating cuts on our members who work for The Met, similar cuts will be proposed at every future negotiation for every company across the country. You will see the tactics that he is using repeated in your own home shops.
Show your support for our colleagues who work at The Met. Take your own "Save The Met" picture with members from your area or shop and send it to
. If you'd like a "Save The Met kit", a file with the letters ready to be printed on 8.5 x 11 paper, send an email to
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