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BREAKING: Actors’ Equity Agrees to Meet with Lawsuit Plaintiffs

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Broadway World: Actors’ Equity released a statement today: Actors’ Equity Association announced today that the union and the plaintiffs in the Asner vs. Actors Equity Litigation have agreed to meet. Due to pending litigation Actors’ Equity will not make any further statements about the meeting. See Also: Members of Actors’ Equity File Lawsuit Against Their Union Full Text of LA Actor lawsuit against AEA & ...

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Dakin Matthews: A Layman Looks at the Lawsuit

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I’m no lawyer, but here’s my quick take on the lawsuit in more or less plain English. Who is being sued? AEA and Mary McColl, sometimes together, sometimes separately. Who is suing? Eighteen parties, all but two, apparently, members of AEA. But not all parties have the same standing; that is, the same basis for a suit: that they have sustained or will sustain harm ...

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A View of the AEA Member Lawsuit from the Bay Area

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Bitter Gertrude: A take on the lawsuit that Actors’ Equity members had to bring on their own Union from the Bay Area.  It all comes down to funding.  Will this latest from Equity drive all American theater to “go indie”?  

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Actors’ Equity: Official Response to Member Lawsuit Filing

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Actors’ Equity Association Statement on the Minimum Wage Lawsuit Actors’ 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 and membership meetings–and considering the results of the advisory referendum, which prompted AEA’s Council to carve out even more exemptions to its original proposals–the governing body ...

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Letter to the Editor: Sticks and Stones

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If Britain had defeated its colonies in the war for American Independence, we’d all be speaking English today. More soberly, the word “patriot” would have a very different historical connotation. In revolutionary-era colonial America, that word was up for grabs, to be applied to the side that eventually won. At the time, “Whigs” were rebels, and traitors to the crown, while “Tories” were loyalists to ...

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BREAKING: Full Text of LA Actor lawsuit against AEA and Mary McColl

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Case 2:15-cv-08169 Document 1 Filed 10/17/15 Page 1 of 37 1    LAW OFFICES OF STEVEN J. KAPLAN       Steven J. Kaplan 2    11377 W. Olympic Blvd., Ste. 500 3    Los Angeles, CA 90064 4 5        ALSTON & BIRD, LLP 6    Martha S. Doty 7    333 South Hope Street, 16th Floor 8    Los Angeles, CA 90071-3004 9 10    Attorneys for Plaintiffs 11 12                               UNITED STATES ...

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Members of Actors’ Equity file lawsuit against their Union

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PRESS RELEASE LOS ANGELES (Oct. 17, 2015) — Actors and other members of the Los Angeles theatrical community (Ed Asner, Tom Bower, Gregg Daniel, John Flynn, Maria Gobetti, Gary Grossman, Ed Harris, Salome Jens, Veralyn Jones, Karen Kondazian, Simon Levy, Amy Madigan, Tom Ormeny, Lawrence Pressman, Michael Shepperd, Joseph Stern, French Stewart, and Vanessa Stewart) filed a lawsuit today against Actors’ Equity Association, the union ...

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Theatre is a Part of the Foundation

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Often in this space we talk about theatre as a community, and as a part of a community. But actually, theatre is more. In a very real and substantive way it is a part of the foundation of community and an integral block of our culture. What I mean is that there is such a deep intertwining of values, history and economics, that the mere ...

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Equity @ Boston Court

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Bitter Lemons:  Since December last, when Actors’s Equity Association announced its sweeping new plan for the small theaters of Los Angeles to pay their actors minimum wage, the Theatre @ Boston Court has been the elephant in the room in the case against predatory producers predatory producers who ran roughshod over the rights of actors.  On September 11, 2015, Michael Seel and other representatives from Boston ...

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Kate Shindle, the Young Head of Actors’ Equity Association, Reaches Out

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NEW YORK (AP): One of the most powerful people on Broadway has a corner office with a stunning view of Times Square. But there’s a catch: The salary is lousy. Kate Shindle, the newly elected president of the Actors’ Equity Association, leads a 50,000-strong union, but she’ll need to find a day job. The president isn’t paid. http://bit.ly/1JQfwSa

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