Dear New and Prospective Members:
The American Guild of Musical Artists, AFL-CIO is the labor union that represents opera and concert singers, production personnel and dancers at principal opera, concert and dance companies throughout the United States.
As AGMA’s National Executive Director, it’s my job to serve as the union’s chief administrative officer and principal contract negotiator and to supervise our staff of exceptional negotiators, attorneys and contract administrators.
By becoming a member of AGMA, you join in a long tradition of men and women within the United States and throughout the rest of the world who have recognized the inherent value of having a union negotiate their agreements and pursue their workplace concerns while they spend their own time perfecting their craft.
In addition to improving contractual provisions for members’ wages, hours and terms and conditions of employment, we work to expand protection of health and safety concerns and towards the elimination of hazardous workplace conditions such as poisonous smoke and fog and unsafe raked stages. Additionally, we are always available to assist you in any way necessary to protect the multitude of your professional and legal rights.
We solicit and welcome your participation in AGMA’s activities and encourage you to play an active role in the governance of your union. All members in good standing, including new members, can run for election to AGMA’s Board of Governors.
Like the other members of AGMA’s professional staff, I am here and available to assist you whenever you have questions or need help. Please feel free to call upon me at any time, at 1-800-543- 2462 or via e-mail at AGMANY@AOL.COM.
Also, please regularly visit our website, at www.musicalartists.org.
Alan S. Gordon
Alan S. Gordon National Executive Director