Exotic Dancers want rights and protection while on the job: Performers seek to unionize

Romans 1:22-24 “22 Claiming to be wise, they became fools, 23 and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man and birds and animals and creeping things.
24 Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to the dishonoring of their bodies among themselves

Important Takeaways:

  • Strippers bid to unionize in Los Angeles
  • Performers at a Los Angeles strip club took their first steps toward unionization Wednesday, becoming the latest US workers to seek collective bargaining power.
  • Dancers at the Star Garden Topless Dive Bar submitted a petition with the federal government, beginning a process that could see them represented by performers union Actors’ Equity, in what officials described as a first.
  • Equity already represents over 51,000 performers and stage managers across the United States, many of them in and around Los Angeles.
  • “These dancers reported consistent compensation issues — including significant wage theft — along with health and safety risks and violations.
  • “They want health insurance and other benefits, like workers’ compensation. They need protection from sexual harassment, discrimination and unjust terminations.”

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