LA Daily News: Star Garden Strippers Returning to the Stage, This Time Unionized

When the Star Garden Topless Dive Bar reopens Thursday, Aug. 24 in North Hollywood, it will feature the nation’s only unionized strippers.

The venue shuttered early this year, and the reopening of the club on Lankershim Boulevard is another step forward for the roughly 30 dancers associated with the club, many of whom are now members of the Actors’ Equity Association.

They waged a year-long campaign to join Actors’ Equity, and it wasn’t until May that management opted to recognize their union status.