The Hollywood Reporter: Actors’ Equity Goes on Strike Against Developmental Work

Actors’ Equity will stop issuing contracts for work on projects in development, effective immediately, as negotiations for a new contract have stalled. 

The union of actors and stage managers began negotiations with the Broadway League on Jan. 22, and the current agreement expired Feb. 11. Equity Negotiating Team chair Stephen Bogardus said in a statement that the decision came as a result of an unsatisfactory wage package put forward by the League. The League said in a statement that it had utilized federal mediation services as part of the negotiating process and argued it had been negotiating in good faith.