Service & Solidarity Spotlight: Philadelphia Orchestra Members Join AGMA After 20-Month Campaign

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A majority of members of the Philadelphia Symphonic Choir signed union authorization cards and will become members of American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA). The process took 20 months to accomplish. “Unionizing was really just about us being part of that larger picture with the Philadelphia Orchestra and all the other brother and sister unions that work in that house,” said alto Megan McFadden. “When we’re on stage now, we’ve always been equal musicians, but now we’ll also be a bargaining unit, along with everyone else."