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(Audacy)   Dancers at a topless bar in North Hollywood want to become the first unionized strippers in the country   (audacy.com) divider line
    More: Cool, Trade union, Actors' Equity Association, National Labor Relations Board, only strippers, Stage management, union recognition election, United States, North Hollywood  
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1905 clicks; posted to Main » on 18 Aug 2022 at 3:30 AM (15 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-08-18 1:41:09 AM  
Wear the union label...where?

Is that tattoo an Egyptian hieroglyph or your Local 69 i.d.?
 
2022-08-18 2:00:09 AM  
So instead of choosing a lady for a lap dance, you get the one with seniority?
 
2022-08-18 2:06:03 AM  
Duran Duran - Union Of The Snake (Official Music Video)
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2022-08-18 2:24:31 AM  
From birthday suits to union suits?
 
2022-08-18 3:38:02 AM  
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2022-08-18 3:42:19 AM  
What a group of pussies.
 
2022-08-18 3:45:08 AM  
Hate to break it to you subby but strippers unionized a long time ago.

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2022-08-18 3:45:11 AM  

Ivo Shandor: So instead of choosing a lady for a lap dance, you get the one with seniority?


CSB: Years ago, I went to visit a friend and his gf in Calgary. Stay with them for a week or so, etc.

She wanted to go to The French Maid's (a strip club) during the day to see if it was as bad as she'd heard. So we went.

A late 40s stripper went up there, did her thing, put on a bathrobe (barely), came over to our table (because we were the only customers there) and spent over a hour complaining to us about her life.

Her husband was a twat. Her kids called her a whore despite her stripping paying for their university. Her kids fought among themselves. Her family and her husband's family wanted nothing to do with them. Her husband never knew what he wanted to eat for supper each night.

At about a hour 15 of daily minutiae complaints, we'd had enough. We opened our wallets and each gave her some money to go away. I think it was about $100 combined.

A couple of hours later in the car:

Friend's gf: "That was the best money I ever spent."
 
2022-08-18 3:47:39 AM  
Damn. Stargarden. I haven't been there in years. Had a brief fling with a dancer from there when I was in college.  Dropped way too much money in there at one time or another. Ah, to be that young and stupid again.
 
2022-08-18 3:48:04 AM  
I thought there was a strip club in SF ("Lusty Lady"?) where all the women working were co-owners and unionized?
 
2022-08-18 3:52:25 AM  

Father_Jack: I thought there was a strip club in SF ("Lusty Lady"?) where all the women working were co-owners and unionized?


There was. It shut down.
 
2022-08-18 3:52:35 AM  
Brilliant. This has been attempted before, but more along the lines of equity ownership and collective bargaining at individual establishments. When those went out of business, the union fizzled out. The backing of an established national union could effect  real change.
 
2022-08-18 3:55:49 AM  

Father_Jack: I thought there was a strip club in SF ("Lusty Lady"?) where all the women working were co-owners and unionized?


This one?
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2022-08-18 3:58:16 AM  
Unionized strippers?

I have the weirdest boner right now.
 
2022-08-18 4:08:13 AM  
I just want to say that The Acropolis and Casa Diablo in Portland, Oregon are a lot of fun.

Trust me.
 
2022-08-18 4:08:50 AM  
Wait, North Hollywood? Paging raerae1980 to the thread.
 
2022-08-18 4:14:48 AM  
I saw this episode of Good Girls. I don't remember if they got the union, but Christina Hendricks was spectacular. On a number of levels.

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2022-08-18 4:22:35 AM  
Now, that's a cunning stunt.
 
2022-08-18 4:22:53 AM  
Female Comics are Like Intelligent Strippers - Natasha Leggero (Stand Up Comedy)
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2022-08-18 4:35:29 AM  
I don't care about any of this.

Just show me your tits.
 
2022-08-18 4:46:53 AM  
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2022-08-18 4:58:00 AM  

Spartapuss: Father_Jack: I thought there was a strip club in SF ("Lusty Lady"?) where all the women working were co-owners and unionized?

This one?
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Interesting reading about that led me down a rabbit-hole of learning that there are virtual monopolies of strip clubs in Seattle and San Francisco and own about 60% of all strip clubs in CA and the monopoly involved was the one that forced the Lusty Lady to shut down.  Sounds like it is especially important for them to have unions if this is the case since not be able to work at the place would basically bar an entire industry from someone.
 
2022-08-18 5:10:05 AM  
First? There have been ones in PDX for years.
 
2022-08-18 5:11:36 AM  

The_Sponge: I just want to say that The Acropolis and Casa Diablo in Portland, Oregon are a lot of fun.

Trust me.


One vegan. One serves steak
 
2022-08-18 5:41:54 AM  
I wonder if Mike Tyson's strip club has reopened.  He stated they were "Clothed until further notith" due to the pandemic.
 
2022-08-18 6:02:07 AM  
Do they pay their dues in dolla bills?
 
2022-08-18 6:21:11 AM  
TTIWWP
 
2022-08-18 6:25:29 AM  
Unionized, you say? I feel neutral about this.
 
2022-08-18 6:26:14 AM  
Will they post a sign at the door stating the strippers are unionized? Because I, as a paying customer, would like to know ahead of time so I can spend my money in an establishment with properly ionized strippers, because natural is so much better.
 
2022-08-18 6:26:54 AM  
They want to join Actors Equity?  So they're just acting? Does that mean they're not really into me?
 
2022-08-18 6:28:37 AM  
I could be in a union with a stripper.  I could.
 
2022-08-18 6:29:15 AM  

tommyl66: Will they post a sign at the door stating the strippers are unionized? Because I, as a paying customer, would like to know ahead of time so I can spend my money in an establishment with properly ionized strippers, because natural is so much better.


Ionized and properly ozonated. Unions help keep strippers clean and happy.
 
2022-08-18 6:30:14 AM  
Yes because that job, if any, needs good lifelong benefits.
 
2022-08-18 6:34:03 AM  

tommyl66: Will they post a sign at the door stating the strippers are unionized? Because I, as a paying customer, would like to know ahead of time so I can spend my money in an establishment with properly ionized strippers, because natural is so much better.


What if they just have a positive attitude?
 
2022-08-18 6:54:06 AM  
Look for the Union Boobies
When You're drinking in a dark dingy bar
 
2022-08-18 6:56:56 AM  
I'll have to keep abreast of this situation.
 
2022-08-18 7:37:08 AM  

Father_Jack: I thought there was a strip club in SF ("Lusty Lady"?) where all the women working were co-owners and unionized?


You'd think a tidbit like that would be in TFA.
 
2022-08-18 8:40:46 AM  
They've got the club over a barrel here.  If the club replaces them and word gets out that the strippers are all scabs then business will plummet.
 
2022-08-18 9:06:15 AM  

ingo: They've got the club over a barrel here.  If the club replaces them and word gets out that the strippers are all scabs then business will plummet.


Hahahahahahaha!

gross.
 
2022-08-18 9:07:07 AM  

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Absolutely. Sleepy truck drivers are a real hazard.
 
2022-08-18 9:17:59 AM  
Now you'll have to tip prevailing wages.
 
2022-08-18 9:31:49 AM  
I thought there for a few union shops already-- seems like there's a story about it every year.
 
2022-08-18 9:32:03 AM  

AgentKGB: Ivo Shandor: So instead of choosing a lady for a lap dance, you get the one with seniority?

CSB: Years ago, I went to visit a friend and his gf in Calgary. Stay with them for a week or so, etc.

She wanted to go to The French Maid's (a strip club) during the day to see if it was as bad as she'd heard. So we went.

A late 40s stripper went up there, did her thing, put on a bathrobe (barely), came over to our table (because we were the only customers there) and spent over a hour complaining to us about her life.

Her husband was a twat. Her kids called her a whore despite her stripping paying for their university. Her kids fought among themselves. Her family and her husband's family wanted nothing to do with them. Her husband never knew what he wanted to eat for supper each night.

At about a hour 15 of daily minutiae complaints, we'd had enough. We opened our wallets and each gave her some money to go away. I think it was about $100 combined.

A couple of hours later in the car:

Friend's gf: "That was the best money I ever spent."


There's an old saying about prostitution: You don't pay a prostitute for sex.  You pay so she'll go away.
 
2022-08-18 10:19:36 AM  

Spartapuss: Father_Jack: I thought there was a strip club in SF ("Lusty Lady"?) where all the women working were co-owners and unionized?

This one?
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My understanding was that if you had a thing for lethargic heavily tattooed fat chicks then the LL was your place. Don't know why they shut down.
 
2022-08-18 10:20:29 AM  
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Ladies, watch out for union goons and organized crime
 
2022-08-18 10:39:56 AM  
I went to this place, a long time ago. I remember being outside smoking, I overheard the day and night DJ'S comparing scars from the meth labd they had blown up. That place was pretty wild.
 
2022-08-18 11:01:56 AM  
Years ago, the strippers in Houston titty bars all had to have ankle bracelets that displayed their stripper license.  I guess there used to be levels of licenses, the more they paid for the license the more they could show.  There were T-bar and pasties licenses, topless licenses, full nudity licenses.  It sounded pretty complicated, the was the dancer described it.

Don't know if it'd still like that or not, and I don't care. I won't willing ever go to Houston again.
 
2022-08-18 11:04:23 AM  

ingo: They've got the club over a barrel here.  If the club replaces them and word gets out that the strippers are all scabs then business will plummet.


Strippers and scabs in the same sentence made me throw up in my mouth a little.
 
2022-08-18 11:16:57 AM  
Good. I have been dollar-voting for this for years.

NO NO LET ME EXPLAIN
 
2022-08-18 11:28:14 AM  

Sid Vicious' Corpse: Years ago, the strippers in Houston titty bars all had to have ankle bracelets that displayed their stripper license.  I guess there used to be levels of licenses, the more they paid for the license the more they could show.  There were T-bar and pasties licenses, topless licenses, full nudity licenses.  It sounded pretty complicated, the was the dancer described it.

Don't know if it'd still like that or not, and I don't care. I won't willing ever go to Houston again.


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