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In case you have not been following Chicago's scene, we've got a pretty big brouhaha in process right now between IA Local 2 and Jam Productions. 30 Stagehands at concert venue the Riviera were dismissed en masse, allegedly in response to their voting to join IA. Workers are now complaining of unfair pay (some have gone 7+ years without a pay raise), unsafe working conditions, etc.

I have attached a copy of IATSE Local 2's press release from October 22.

The fired stagehands rallied today out front of Jam's headquarters in downtown Chicago. They are asking that music fans boycott all Jam venues in support. Jam handles multiple music halls and bus & truck locations in Chicago, Memphis and the Twin Cities, and promotes nationwide tours across the US. If you would like to join the boycott, here is a list of all of their venues.

*Asterisk indicates IATSE houses (to the best of my knowledge)

Chicago
Allstate Arena*
Aragon
Auditorium*
Chicago Theatre*
Double Door
Lincoln Hall
Martyrs
Metro
Park West
Riviera
Rosemont Theatre*
Symphony Center*
Toyota Park
UIC Pavilion*
United Center*
The Vic

Occasional Bookings w/o management interest at:
Civic Opera House*
Fourth Presbyterian Church
Subterranean


Twin Cities
First Ave
Myth
Roy Wilkins Theatre*
Xcel Center*

Occasional bookings w/o management interest at:
Northrup Auditorium at UMN*
Fitzgerald Theater*
State Theatre*

Memphis
Orpheum*


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