The Hollywood Reporter: Inside Actors’ Equity’s Stripper Union Organizing Effort: “They Are Our Siblings in the Labor Movement”

“Strippers united, will never be divided!”

For months, dancers at North Hollywood’s Star Garden Topless Dive Bar have picketed the Lankershim Boulevard club, claiming that dancers there have experienced retaliatory job terminations, unsafe working conditions and compensation problems. They’ve repeatedly staked out the sidewalk in front of the bar, holding signs, wearing costumes, cheering cars that pass by honking and trying to persuade potential customers not to enter. But on Friday night, their chants began not at the club, but a mile and a half away in the parking lot of the L.A. office of union Actors’ Equity Association.