Stagehands Protest Jam Productions


CHICAGO (CelebrityAccess) — Union stagehands staged a rally outside of the Jam Production's Chicago office last week in a bid to bring Jam co-owner Jerry Mickelson back to the negotiating table.

According to the Chicago Tribune, the workers, many in Halloween costumes, demonstrated with signs that read "stalled negotiations — that's not my jam" and "Jam: No more tricks."

The Chicago chapter of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees said that stagehands who worked at the Riviera Theatre were fired in 2015 for attempting to organize.

Workers told the Tribune that they had notified the labor relations board Thursday that Mickelson refuses to meet them at the bargaining table. Mickelson did not respond to a request for comment from the Tribune, the newspaper said. – Staff Writers