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Members of Actors' Equity File Lawsuit Against Their Union

Here it is, folks. Hot off the presses. About frickin’ time. I have a copy of the complaint and will go over it with a fine tooth comb. Hold onto your hats!Members of Actors Equity File Lawsuit Against Their UnionActors and other members of the Los Angeles theatrical community filed a lawsuit today against Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers. The lawsuit challenges the Union’s decision to eliminate its 25-year-old waiver of...
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Filed But Not Served: Unpacking the Los Angeles' Pro99 Lawsuit Against Actors' Equity Association

By now you’ve probably heard that some Los Angeles-based Equity plaintiffs, many of them well-known actors, including Ed Asner, French Stewart, Amy Madigan and Ed Harris, have filed a lawsuit in a California Federal court against their own union, Actor’s Equity Association (AEA). If you’d like to read the full 37 page complaint that was filed you can do so ...
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Actors' Equity Association Responds to the Pro99 Lawsuit

Well that was quick, and predictable. Here it is from their site:Actors’ Equity Association Statement on the Minimum Wage LawsuitActors’ Equity Association is a labor union that exists primarily to advocate for better wages and working conditions for its artist members.After dedicating months of staff time, conducting surveys...
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More Comments from the Actors' Equity Facebook Page...

Again, East Coast member, Saum Eskandani, absolutely kills it with this comment on the Equity Facebook page. When our East Coast brothers and sisters get wise and step up like this enmasse, it may actually cause a turn in this tide. But as I’ve said many times before, the only real action that will force them to pay attention is a mass exodus from their union. Why? Because it is and always has been about money. Rip about ten...
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Wall Street Journal on the Equity Lawsuit: "What’s truly deleterious is forcing a compensation model on businesses that cannot afford it."

Yes, that’s correct, in a very recent WSJ editorial, the paper comes out in favor of the lawsuit and against the 99 Seat Proposals Equity has foisted...
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Actors' Equity Confirms they Will Meet with the Lawsuit Plaintiffs

After Footlights’ “Oops Scoop” last weekend in which they “inadvertently jumped the gun,” according to my sources, and released the news prematurely, much to the consternation of both sides, things got oddly quiet. I followed up with the Communications Director of Equity and received no reply and got a “no comment” from one of the original Review Committee folks as well, which made...
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Actors Equity Association and the Plaintiffs in the Lawsuit Officially Agree to Continue to be Vague

Zzzzzz. Snort. Whoops sorry. Passed out for a moment there reading this latest presser. Okay. I’m back.Here’s the earth shattering news today if you haven’t already heard it yet:Actors’ Equity Association and the plaintiffs in the Asner vs. Actors’ Equity litigation announced today that they have agreed to continue conversations for an undetermined amount of time to attempt to resolve the issues that prompted the pending lawsuit.The parties expressed a mutual...
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Have I Got a Deal For You!

UPDATE #3: Over $15,000 IN 6 DAYS! WAY TO GO, LA THEATER LOVERS! CAN WE HEAR $20,000? https://www.gofundme.com/ilove99UPDATE #2: THANKS TO LA INTIMATE THEATERS’ FRIENDS, FANS AND PATRONS, WE’VE RAISED $10,000 IN JUST 2 DAYS! LET’S KEEP IT COMING!UPDATE #1: DONATIONS MAY NOW BE MADE ONLINE THROUGH GOFUNDME! GO TO ...
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Longtime Actors' Equity Member John Rubinstein to the AEA Councillors: "You can still be a Council of colleagues, helping and supporting your constituents."

Cribbed from the Pro99 Facebook Page. John Rubinstein an Equity member since 1965, as usual, cuts through the bullshit and lays it out plainly and clearly. Which is why the AEA National Councillors will more than likely summarily dismiss it or spin it into oblivion.We won’t be doing that here at the Lemon....
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Plaintiffs in Actors vs. Actors Equity Association respond to AEA statement

Dear Equity Member and Los Angeles Theatre Community –By now you have seen Equity’s Press Release and letter to their members attacking act...