For the 1st ever episode of Private Parts Unknown, your favorite commuter companions – Courtney Kocak & Sofiya Alexandra – are honored to welcome the badass stripper-activists – Antonia Crane, Domino Rey & Naomi Amadeo – behind the newly-formed California Exotic Dancers Union, Soldiers of Pole.
First: Your bestie hosts wax nostalgic about their recent trip to Helsinki, Finland. It was the best experience ever & we can't wait to share what we learned in future episodes, but for now, we just give you a lil taste. ;)
Then: The Soldiers of Pole give us the scoop on their brand-spankin' new strippers' union, how they all met, the Dynamex California Supreme Court case that confirmed their classification as employees vs. independent contractors, their supportive Strip Talk series, the impact of SESTA/FOSTA, how the stigma & shame surrounding sex work complicates the unionization effort, reports of exploitation by club owners from the front lines: forged paychecks, contracts that force dancers to sign away their rights, bribery, intimidation, retaliation & other classic union-busting techniques, tips from Antonia's recent MEL Magazine article "A Regulars' Guide to What Happens When Your Favorite Strip Club Unionizes" & of course, info on tonight's Wildcat Strippers' Strike outside Crazy Girls Hollywood!
***SUPPORT THE CALIFORNIA EXOTIC DANCERS UNION, SOLDIERS OF POLE, FOR THEIR WILDCAT STRIKE TONIGHT, FRIDAY 2/22, FROM 9PM-12AM OUTSIDE OF CRAZY GIRLS IN HOLLYWOOD.***
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