CHICAGO (CBS) — A tentative deal has been reached to keep dancers on their toes with the Joffrey Ballet.
As WBBM Newsradio 780’s Michele Fiore reports, the American Guild of Music Artists represents the dancers, and has disclosed terms of a five-year deal.READ MORE: Spurs Spoil DeRozan's Return As Bulls Lose
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The Chicago Tribune reports the deal includes an 11 percent raise stretch out over all five years, and no change to family health insurance costs.READ MORE: Chicago First Alert Weather: Clearing Skies, Wind Chills Bring Sub-Zero Feels-Like Temps
“Regrettably, we are asking the dancers to collect their belongings and turn in their keys because, as of the expiration of that agreement they are no longer working for the Joffrey,” company executive director Christopher Clinton Conway said earlier this month. “And for safety and security and for our safety and security, it is a necessary precaution that we exercise that lockout.”MORE NEWS: Neighbors Help Each Other Dig Out, Plows Get To Work On Side Streets After Lake Effect Snowstorm
Joffrey performers could vote on the contract as early as next week.