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Thursday, June 22, 2017

An Open Letter To LA Theatre Community

Footlights: Last week New Musicals Inc. filed a charge against Actors Equity Association through the National Labor Relations Board. The charge centers upon unfair business practices, accusing AEA of placing New Musicals Inc. on a “Do Not Work” list without cause.

Actors Equity Association is demanding that its members do not engage with NMI, threatening union members with penalties, sanctions and possible expulsion from the union. By including NMI on a ‘Do Not Work’ list, we feel that AEA is attempting to cause NMI to discriminate against union members, encouraging them to refuse to perform any services for NMI, and requiring its members to cease doing business with NMI.

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