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Actors' labor union gets a Tony amid union-bashing

June 9, 2012 • Entertainment


FILE – This Nov. 24, 2007 file photo shows John Joseph Kelly, a stagehand for “Hairspray” at the Neil Simon Theatre, right, speaking with Mark Zimmerman, president of Actors’ Equity, as Kelly pickets outside the theater in New York. The Actors’ Equity Association, which has begun a yearlong celebration of its centennial, will get a Special Tony in recognition of their work negotiating wages, working conditions and benefits for stage performers and crew members. (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg, file)

NEW YORK (AP) — One of the oldest-ever Tony Award winners will be honored Sunday — Actors’ Equity Association, which has begun a yearlong celebration of its centennial.

Equity, the 50,000-strong union of stage actors and stage managers, will get a Special Tony in recognition of their work negotiating wages, working conditions and benefits for theatrical performers.

“We’re very grateful to accept this and very excited about this, our anniversary of the 100th year of our founding,” said Nick Login to read more

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