Broadway stagehands (Local One of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees or I.A.T.S.E.) have voted unanimously to authorize a strike against The League of American Theatres and Producers.
Updated: 7:19 pm EDT, Sunday, October 21
According to Playbill, there were two additional unanimous votes:
A second unanimous vote will allow the leaders to call a work stoppage if necessary, and a third vote, also unanimous, will allocate $1 million from the union's general fund to help other unions who might be affected by a Broadway work stoppage.
But it could be December before they actually strike to maximize their leverage since the holidays are among the busiest and most lucrative times of the year on the Great White Way.
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