NBC Los Angeles: Unionized Dancers from North Hollywood Strip Club Go on Strike

North Hollywood dancers who made history as the country’s first unionized strippers went on strike Thursday and will continue their work stoppage for a few days.

Strippers employed by the Star Garden Topless Dive Bar gathered to picket outside the club in an effort to call for fair labor practices. According to lawyers representing the union, the club interfered with employees’ ability to earn tips, took disciplinary actions against some dancers and the club’s owner is accused of refusing entry to union supporters and charging them higher fees than other customers.

Attorneys for the Actors’ Equity Association, which represents the dancers, filed charges with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) over the allegations. Unionized employees of the club are in the middle of negotiating their contract with Star Garden.