Sunday, October 21, 2007

It's Unanimous!

It's Unanimous!

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.

This is Steve On Broadway (SOB).

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No Lockout Tonight (October 11, 2007)
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At 21 October, 2007, Anonymous SPOTONE said...

The League want the theatre going public will continue to perform until Local one walks out.
(It’s called a strike,)
I guess all that talk of deadlines and lockouts by the league was Bluffing??
But you’re the public and you’re supposed to have a very short memory.
This Strike will hurt Theatre goers, Tourests from around the world hard working waiters, cabdrivers and hotel workers who rely on the theatre industry.
To make a living.
All these people have something intrinsically in common with STAGE HANDS. THEY WORK FOR A LIVING.
Unlike the producers.
Union Busting is Unamerican.

At 22 October, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The league has not had a Bad Year since 9/11.
1 billion dollars this year another new record.
Of course all the producers want give backs
Its not like a billion is alot of money

At 22 October, 2007, Anonymous johnQue said...

Record money making Year after Year!
1 billion Dollars allready this year alone.
Yes another new Record.
The League thinks Thats not enough
This is Pure vendetia UNION BUSTING.
The LEAGUE 3 years ago set up a Fund to break local one.
They are just following up on there threats
They increased tix prices to raise 20million.
to lockout and BREAK LOCAL ONE

At 22 October, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Local One has never called a strike on Broadway, and a strike vote does not necessarily lead to a strike. The union decided to call a vote because producers have been contemplating a plan to impose the terms of a new contract on the stagehands.

At 22 October, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now they are concerned about the LITTLE PEOPLE THAT WILL BE HURT BY A JOB ACTION.
Yes I’d like to apologize to all the little people that my GREED HURTS.
Taxi Drivers / hotel workers / Waiters/ actors all have something in common with the Stagehands
All those Trust Fund babies Deserve a TONY.


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