Subscribe now to and start applying to auditions!
Joffrey Dancers Protest Lockout
The event is scheduled to take place from 11:15 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 10 E. Randolph St., Chicago, during Dance/USA's annual conference.
Over the July Fourth weekend, the Joffrey management released a notice stating that all its artists would be locked out. According to AGMA, the dancers were caught off-guard, as the union was close to reaching a new collective bargaining agreement with the company.
The union said it's aware of only two unresolved problems: a proposal by management to increase weekly work hours with what AGMA characterizes as inadequate compensation and a proposal to eliminate family health coverage.
The dancers "remain optimistic and confident that an agreement that is fair to both parties will be reached," said AGMA in a written statement. "However, they are also aware that without them, there is no Joffrey Ballet."
What did you think of this story?
Leave a Facebook Comment: