Saturday, May 27, 2017
Casting Directors Union Calls Out Broadway Producers’ Greed
Teamsters: While Broadway producers are celebrating “the highest grossing season in Broadway recorded history,” the industry’s casting directors are asking why producers are denying them health insurance. This week, the Broadway League announced that the latest season had grossed $1.5 billion. Despite those profits, the Broadway League has refused to bargain a first contract with casting directors, members of Teamsters Local 817, denying them employer-provided healthcare, retirement, and basic work protections.