NEW YORK — Ofanother entertainment union narrowly avoided a strike.
The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, or IATSE, had begun voting on a strike permit on Wednesday, but reached a tentative contract agreement Thursday morning with the Broadway League and Disney Theatrical Productions, the parties announced.
Stagehands, hair and makeup artists and cloakroom attendants under the so-called “Pink Contract” were the parties potentially affected.
Pink Contract employees are employed directly by the productions and work on Broadway shows for out-of-town tryouts and tours.
“These are the people who run so many vital backstage functions and without them there is no show,” said a representative.
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