99-seat theaters and actor pay: The debate so far

Los Angeles Times

National leaders of Actors’ Equity Assn. on Tuesday imposed a $9 hourly minimum wage for members who perform in Los Angeles County theaters with fewer than 100 seats. The mandate, set to take effect in June 2016, overrides the recent advisory vote of L.A. union members who rejected a pay hike by a vote of 2,046 to 1,075.

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founded in 1913, is the U.S. labor union that represents more than 50,000 Actors and Stage Managers. Equity seeks to foster the art of live theatre as an essential component of society and advances the careers of its members by negotiating wages, working conditions and providing a wide range of benefits, including health and pension plans. Actors' Equity is a member of the AFL-CIO and is affiliated with FIA, an international organization of performing arts unions. #EquityWorks.