2007 IATSE Strike
On November 10, 2007, IATSE Local One, the Broadway stagehands union, began a strike against League of American Theatres and Producers, shutting down most Broadway theatres for 19 days. The strike was the first in the 121-year history of the union and concluded on November 29, 2007 after an all-night negotiating session. The primary issues regarded work rules governing the number of workers needed for specific tasks (especially load-in) and the number of hours that workers could be required to work before and after a show without incurring an additional four-hour minimum call. The union traded relaxation of older requirements in return for salary increases.