Peep Show Workers Picket San Francisco Club
Peep show workers picket San Francisco club
Published Dec. 3, 2002 STRI04
SAN FRANCISCO -- Workers at the nation's only unionized peep show say their management's contract offer is too skimpy.
The dancers walked the picket line Monday in San Francisco, wearing pink T-shirts reading ``bad girls like good contracts'' and chanting ``two, four, six, eight, pay me more to gyrate.''
The club -- called the Lusty Lady -- is located in the city's touristy North Beach district.
The Exotic Dancers Union complains the latest contract offer cuts hourly wages and eliminates their one day of sick pay.
The union also wants a hiring cap so there are enough shifts to go around.
One dancer says she's only able to get about 12 hours of work a week -- and says that's not enough to survive on.
The club has said the wage cuts are ``revenue-based,'' but the dancers say the managers haven't opened up their books to prove that.