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    Updated August 8, 2006

Variety - August 7, 2006

"Thespians Back in Doll House" by Gordon Cox

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Associated Press - August 3, 2006

"Actors Protest in Front of American Girl Place" by Colleen Long

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Variety.com - August 3, 2006

"Thesps picket Girl show - Actors strike outside Gotham retail outlet" by Gordon Cox

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Backstage.com - August 3, 2006

"NY Actors Exit Theatre to Stage Protest" by Andrew Salomon

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New York Times - August 4, 2006

"Actors at American Girl Place Store Go On Strike" by Campbell Robertson

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Actors' Equity gets into a Girl fight

Daily Variety, July 28, 2006
Thesp union in Girl fight - Actors interested in being repped by Equity

"Actors' Equity has filed an unfair labor practice charge against American Girl Place for what the union contends is unfair treatment of thesps who appear in stage shows at American Girl Place, the Gotham retail outpost for the popular series of American Girl dolls."

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Equity Takes On American Girl

New York Times, July 28, 2006

"Actors' Equity Association announced yesterday that it had filed an unfair labor practice charge with the National Labor Relations Board against American Girl Place, a store on Fifth Avenue and 49th Street. The charge, which could lead to a hearing if deemed reasonable by the board, was filed on behalf of actors who work at the store's theater in two shows, "The American Girls Revue" and "Bitty Bear's Matinee: The Family Tree."

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Equity Alleges Unfair Labor Practices

Backstage.com - July 28, 200

"Actors' Equity Association filed charges of unfair labor practices against the American Girl Place Theatre earlier this week when producers revoked a proposed pay increase after the actors tried to unionize, according to Equity spokesperson Maria Somma." The performers were told at a meeting last month that "since they were supporting Equity in its organizing efforts, the pay increase that had been under consideration would not be forthcoming." A company representative also told the actors that "should Equity be recognized, the employer would no longer be flexible about actors' needs for vocal rest and other working conditions."

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