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Equity Concludes Negotiations with Les Grands Ballet, Ratification Commences
Equity is pleased to announce a successful conclusion to negotiations with Les Grands Ballet on a three-year deal. Ratification of Les Grands Ballet Agreement (LGBA) will commence May 17 for all Equity members eligible to vote on the proposed changes.

Members in good standing who worked under the terms of the previous LGBA should expect a ratification ballot in their email inbox as of the 17th. Information on this ratification vote, including a detailed explanation of the proposed material changes, is now available at www.caea.com (members only). The deadline to vote is June 7, 2022 at noon ET.

A result of a brief, but intense bargaining period, the proposed changes demonstrate significant improvements in the areas of safety, finance, work-life balance, casting, and retirement. A meeting with eligible voters to discuss the proposed changes will be hosted by Executive Director Arden R. Ryshpan and Business Representative Manager – Ballet & Opera Agreements/Engagement Policies, Ruth Leggett, via Zoom on Tuesday, May 24 at 7:00 p.m. ET.

If ratified, the terms of the LGBA will come into effect July 1, 2022.

Please email Arden R. Ryshpan or Ruth Leggett for any additional information regarding the negotiation and ratification of this agreement.

If you believe you are eligible to vote in the ratification of the LGBA, but do not receive your electronic ballot on May 17, please contact communications@caea.com.
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