SB104/AB104 will reallocate $11.5 million in unexpended funds from previously established grant programs for the performing arts to the Fund.
Equity urges Governor Gavin Newsom to sign this bill into law as soon as possible.
Dancers at the Magic Tavern say security concerns led them to support becoming just the second such group in the country to approve forming a union.
Bill heads to Gov. Gavin Newsom for signature.
Strippers at Northwest Portland’s Magic Tavern have voted to form a union, a first for Portland and only the second active strippers union in the U.S.
Dancers at Magic Tavern have been on strike since this spring, citing unsafe working conditions. Last week they voted to unionize.
Its strippers went on strike April 4. The club remains open.
Dancers under Actors' Equity have been recognized by the owners of the Star Garden Topless Dive Bar, making it the first unionized strip club in the US in a decade.
Understanding the impact of the proposed California bill on nonprofit performing arts organizations.
It was history in the making Thursday night as Star Garden reopened as the only currently unionized strip club in the U.S. — and the second ever in the country.
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