Deadline: Broadway Production Assistants Seek Recognition As Actors’ Equity Members; Union Files With NLRB

Actors’ Equity Association has filed with the National Labor Relations Board for recognition as the bargaining representative of the production assistants on Broadway and sit-down productions produced by members of The Broadway League.

The union and staffers were hoping that the League would recognize the workers voluntarily, but that hasn’t happened in the week since the initiative was announced.

“We had high hopes for a swift and collaborative process with The Broadway League and are disappointed to hear they’ve chosen the more contentious path,” said Actors’ Equity Association 3rd Vice President Erin Maureen Koster, who represents stage managers. “That said, these workers are giving a master class in solidarity and it’s honestly our honor to witness that and to continue to support them through every step of the organizing process. One way or another, at the end of this process is the fair contract PAs have long deserved.”