Washington Post: Topless dancers in L.A. set to become only unionized strippers in U.S.

Dancers at a bar in Los Angeles are poised to become the only organized group of strippers in the United States after their employer agreed to recognize their union, marking the culmination of a 15-month effort that is a victory for long-marginalized adult-entertainment workers across the nation.

The dancers, who perform at the Star Garden Topless Dive Bar in North Hollywood, will be represented by the Actors’ Equity Association, whose membership of 51,000 includes employees on Broadway and at Walt Disney World. They held an election to unionize last year, but official results were delayed after the bar owners objected to the vote and took legal action. The National Labor Relations Board is expected to officially tally votes this week, organizers said Tuesday.