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Sparked by new government sanctions against lap dancing, Andrea Hackett is working to unionize more than 15,000 nude dancers in Las Vegas. ?This was a declaration of war,? says Hackett in The Nation. ?In short, they were outlawing lap dancing.? A former union activist at Boeing, Hackett last year founded the Las Vegas Dancers Alliance (LVDA) and forced city officials to reverse the lap dance ban and reinstate G-string tipping. Hackett also put together a voter?s guide and primer on political education for dancers. In the end, the unionization effort may hit a snag due to the dancers? status as contractors, not employees, but LVDA will remain a force to be reckoned with.
?Anne Geske

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