By: Steve Dellar | 10-28-2017 | News
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#NYCStripperStrike – Big Apple Strippers Go On Strike

Now before some of our readership would start to panic, do note that it does not mean all of them have laid down their …. let’s say suspenders here. The official statement reads that “a group of the top African-American and Latina strippers in New York City have gone on strike. The dancers are claiming that they will not return to work until clubs give them equal treatment with bartenders.”

What is this all about you ask? Well, as you know, every business organisation has an organizational chart by which they operate. In most firms this is a pyramid structure, and those at the bottom are worse out than those at the top, whilst those at the top (mostly) are left with a tad more stress at the end of the evening than those at the bottom (in a perfect world I admit).

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en-gb"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#NYCStripperStrike</a> y&#39;all saw that video where the bartender was stealing the dancers money straight off stage!! Try that mess in Atlanta 😂</p>&mdash; sass (@Ankh_Her) <a href="">26 October 2017</a></blockquote>

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Don’t think that this is different in a strip-club.

The bartenders (mostly women) are apparently putting on thongs themselves from time to time and stealing therefore some of the cash intended for the strippers, whilst getting their salary paid as well, and they don’t have to ‘tip the house’ as it is called, meaning give up a percentage of their earning to the DJ or the manager of the establishment. In other words, they are taking part of the stripper money, which the exotic dancers are now objecting to.

On Instagram, there are now notices for a #NYCStripperStrike, and members of the ‘union’ are meeting at the Poletic Justice pole-dancing and fitness studio in The Bronx.

Dancer Gizelle Marie : “The codes of conduct in the New York City clubs has been breached. What the dancers are fighting for [is] their respect and the strip club culture in NYC.”

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en-gb"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Support <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Nycstripperstrike</a> <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Pretti Onyx (@pretti_onyx) <a href="">25 October 2017</a></blockquote>

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A commenter online who wished to remain anonymous said, “Strippers are tired of the closet strippers (bartenders) going on stage . . . wearing thongs . . . picking up money off the floor, shaking their ass . . . basically doing everything a stripper does but loves to scream loud and proud, ‘I ain’t no stripper.’”

There are of course other issues at play in the striptease stoppage, but we can’t get into all the catfights right now. That would simply take us too long.


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