The Chicago Tribune
The Joffrey's last proposal, which was submitted to AGMA Midwest area representative Barbara Hillman (an attorney with the Chicago firm Cornfield and Feldman), called for a five-year contract that would include a 3 percent wage increase for each year.
That's less than dancers were getting under the old contract (which gave a 5 percent increase for each of the contract's three years), and it does not take into account the increase in work hours. "However, Joffrey already offers weekly wages considerably higher than many AGMA companies that require the six-hour rehearsal day/30-hour week," Conway countered, "and our sole motivation is to attract world-class choreographers for the dancers and audiences."
The Chicago Sun-Times
Attempts to reach Barbara Hillman, the dancers’ AGMA representative, who is with the law firm of Cornfield and Feldman, were unsuccessful over the holiday weekend.