The Department for Professional Employees (DPE) and its 12 affiliated unions in arts, entertainment and media have announced an updated diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) policy agenda with the intention of proposing legislation to Congress. Among the 12 unions involved are four with Broadway ties: Actors’ Equity Association, the American Federation of Musicians, International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees and Stage Directors and Choreographers Society.
DPE released its inaugural agenda on DEI policy in 2021. It focuses on generating diverse talent pipelines, pushing diversity in hiring and strengthening workplace rights.
“The updated DEI policy agenda for the 118th Congress allows union creative professionals to continue building off gains made in collective bargaining that provide for more inclusive, representative industries,” said DPE president Jennifer Dorning in a statement.