Equity’s Negotiating Team and National Council Unanimously Recommend Members Vote to Ratify New Contract

New York — Actors’ Equity Association, the national labor union representing more than 51,000 professional actors and stage managers working in live theatre, has reached a tentative agreement with the Broadway League for a new contract.

“This agreement is a win for Equity members who will have stronger financial and workplace security and for the entire industry as we have ensured that theatre can continue to grow and prosper on Broadway,” said Mary McColl, Executive Director of Actors’ Equity Association.

New terms include compensation increases and improvements for stage managers and swings. A summary of the terms has been posted for members in the member portal.

Equity’s National Council has recommended that members vote to approve the contract. More than 5,400 Members will begin receiving ballots to vote on the contract later this week by email or mail. Ballots are due by 5 PM ET Oct. 15.

ACTORS' EQUITY ASSOCIATION, founded in 1913, is the U.S. labor union that represents more than 51,000 professional actors and stage managers. Equity endeavors to advance the careers of its Members by negotiating wages, improving working conditions and providing a wide range of benefits (health and pension included). Member: AFL-CIO, FIA. #EquityWorks.   

Sept. 23, 2019