Shakespeare doth organize: IATSE Local 22 Members Organize at Theatre Company

Production staff at the Shakespeare Theatre Company have voted overwhelmingly (23-6) to join IATSE Local 22, after filing for an election in May. Issues included low wages compared to other regional theaters and unfair treatment during the COVID-19 pandemic. “I have been fighting for this,” deck chief Andrew Wilkinson told DCist, “since I started three years ago.” “Welcome, new members!” tweeted Local 22 yesterday. 

Labor on the Air: On last week’s Your Rights At Work radio show (WPFW 89.3FM Thursdays at 1p): Selma James says “Our Time Is Now”. Writer, feminist and social activist Selma James on the International Wages for Housework Campaign at 50.

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