Los Angeles, September 2, 2016– Region 31 of The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) dismissed the unfair labor practices charge filed against Actors’ Equity Association (“Equity”). The case is related to, but separate from, the federal court case, Asner vs. Actors’ Equity. Equity released the following statement regarding the NLRB decision:
“We are pleased with the NLRB decision finding that Actors’ Equity did not breach its duty of fair representation in adopting the contracts to be bargained with employers and internal membership rules available for use in LA County theaters with 99 seats or fewer. Our policies provide for both paid and volunteer opportunities for Los Angeles members. Equity applauds the NLRB’s decision to dismiss the frivolous charge.”
For additional information regarding contracts and internal membership rules available for use in LA County theaters with 99 seats or fewer, please review this website. For more information about Equity, please visit www.actorsequity.org or the union’s Facebook page www.facebook.com/actorsequity and on Twitter at twitter.com/actorsequity. Founded in 1913, Actors’ Equity Association represents more than 50,000 professional stage actors and stage managers in the United States. Equity seeks to advance, promote and foster the art of live theatre. Equity negotiates wages and working conditions and benefits for its members. Equity is a member of the AFL-CIO and is affiliated with FIA, an international organization of performing arts unions.
Because of ongoing litigation, this statement will serve as Equity’s sole comment regarding the NRLB decision.