In a display of worker militancy not seen in Hollywood for decades, members of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) are about to vote on whether 60,000 of them will go on strike in October.
Brenden Gallagher is a writer and director living in Los Angeles. He is a member of the WGA-W where he is a television show captain. He is a former member and ex-political coordinator of IATSE 871. He is a cofounder of DSA-LA’s Hollywood Labor Project.