Broadway World: Nation's Only Unionized Strippers to Stage Unfair Labor Practice Strike in LA

Seven months after dancers employed by the Star Garden Topless Dive Bar voted unanimously to become the nation’s only unionized strippers, the club’s dancers will go on strike over unfair labor practices. The strike is scheduled to last for one weekend, December 7 - 9.  Picketing will begin outside the North Hollywood club on Thursday, Dec 7, at 8 p.m.
Lawyers for the Actors’ Equity Association, which represents the Star Garden strippers, have filed multiple charges with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) over the club’s bad faith bargaining; for interfering with employees’ ability to earn cash tips; for taking disciplinary actions against employees contrary to the employer’s longstanding policies; and for the club owner refusing entry to some union supporters and charging other union supporters higher fees than other patrons; among other unfair practices.