Domingo quits AGMA with a $500,000 giftmain
March 20, 2020
Dear members of AGMA,
Today, Plácido Domingo notified the American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA) that he was permanently resigning from the Union. His resignation is effective immediately.
Mr. Domingo also notified the Union that he is making a $500,000 contribution to the AGMA Relief Fund (a separate non-profit organization) to help AGMA members in crisis and to conduct training and education to eradicate sexual harassment in our industries.
Based on Mr. Domingo’s permanent resignation, the charges filed against him have been withdrawn and will require no further action by the Union.
From a separate letter of AGMA to its members about the Relief Fund:
“The AGMA Relief Fund Trustees have announced that the AGMA Relief Fund will temporarily double the cap of financial assistance available to AGMA members in need. Through March 31, due to the devastating toll COVID-19 has taken on our members, the maximum amount has increased to $2,000 (basic living has increased to $1,500, medical assistance is now up to $2,000). AGMA hopes this will help to alleviate the dire financial straits our members now face in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.”