LA Times: These L.A. Strippers Won a Union. But the Dance Isn't Over

The evening air crackles with an optimistic energy outside Star Garden, a small strip club in North Hollywood.

Dancers outside encourage people to enter the coral pink building and spend their money on a hot August night. Rage Against the Machine's Tom Morello croons union songs and strums his guitar. Striking actors and writers cheer as they line up at the door. Passing cars honk in support.

"If you're prepared to go to the club tonight, please do so," says a dancer who goes by the stage name Velveeta. She speaks through a megaphone. "Party with us."