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August 29, 1996 | CARLA HALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Under soft lights and the dazed gazes of a dozen men in darkened booths, Polly (not even close to her real name) undulates wearing a black lace camisole pulled below her breasts, red high heels, a garter belt hooked to black fishnet stockings--and a button from Local 790 of the Service Employees International Union affixed to one garter.
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December 15, 1998 | JENNIFER PENDLETON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
They bump and grind anywhere from six to 50 hours a week, but receive no health insurance, workers compensation benefits or overtime. Heck, they don't even receive a minimum wage. So what's an exotic dancer to do? Call her lawyer, of course. Five strippers have joined forces in 12 separate class-action suits filed Dec. 8 in Superior Court in Los Angeles.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 15, 1998 | JENNIFER PENDLETON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
They bump and grind anywhere from six to 50 hours a week, but receive no health insurance, workers compensation benefits or overtime. Heck, they don't even receive a minimum wage. So what's an exotic dancer to do? Call her lawyer, of course. Five strippers have joined forces in 12 separate class-action suits filed Dec. 8 in Superior Court in Los Angeles.
NEWS
August 29, 1996 | CARLA HALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Under soft lights and the dazed gazes of a dozen men in darkened booths, Polly (not even close to her real name) undulates wearing a black lace camisole pulled below her breasts, red high heels, a garter belt hooked to black fishnet stockings--and a button from Local 790 of the Service Employees International Union affixed to one garter.
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June 1, 1993 | H.G. REZA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Pacer's, one of this city's oldest and best-known topless clubs, is "just a kiss away"--or so the advertising slogan goes. But if the women who perform on the club's "two live stages" have their way, a labor union is also just a vote away. About 100 topless dancers at Pacer's have asked to be represented by a union, citing unfair labor practices by the club's management.
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June 1, 1993 | H.G. REZA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Pacer's, one of this city's oldest and best-known topless clubs, is "just a kiss away"--or so the advertising slogan goes. But if the women who perform on the club's "two live stages" have their way, a labor union is also just a vote away. About 100 topless dancers at Pacer's have asked to be represented by a union, citing unfair labor practices by the club's management.
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