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Mass Labor Law Violations Occurring in Strip Clubs

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The Sayuri Smith Show

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Strippers: Sharecroppers of 2012 Fight for Justice and Wins!

Exotic dancers in Atlanta are experiencing a shift in their work environment with club owners and managers subjecting dancers, categorized as independent contractors, to rules that further demean and violate them--all without paying them. Although there are signs posted telling patrons not to touch the dancers, security allows unruly customers to go so far as slap dancers' bottoms. The fees exotic dancers are paying are increasing as the industry suffers from mass commercialization not to mention a dragging economy.

This show will focus on the triumphs of exotic dancers who have fought and won against the powerful strip club owners who charged them high fees to work with no regard for dancers' making anything back. A group of over 70 dancers sued a popular Atlanta strip club for $1.55 million dollars while another group of 14 dancers won a whopping $13 million settlement in federal court.

These cases set a standard and send a message to all strip club owners to classify employees correctly or give up some of the power they exercise over the exotic dancers that choose their establishments to earn their livings.