Sunday, November 11, 2007
Some of you may be aware that Local 1 of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees went on strike yesterday, effectively shutting down Broadway. I have been trying to find out the details of why the strike was called, but the union is being very tight-lipped about their grievances. The producers are saying that the have been trying to eliminate outdated hiring practices, such as minimum crew numbers and draconian break requirements, and on the surface are sounding like the reasonable parties. Go here for a more in depth telling of the producer's side of the story. I'll let y'all know if I find out anything more.