Casting Directors Rally for Union and Healthcare

Fairness for Casting

Broadway revenue hit $1.5 billion last year, but the casting directors who assemble Broadway’s iconic casts are going without the basic job protections that many people take for granted. Casting directors are the only Broadway workers without a union contract, denying them healthcare and retirement. They are organizing a union with Teamsters Local 817 and have the support of the unions that represent all other workers on Broadway. Casting directors are calling on Broadway producers to recognize their union and negotiate a union contract.


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Labor Union Letter to Broadway League

The New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO executive board of 39 unions from across the city wrote a letter to Broadway League Chairman Robert Wankel today, demanding fair treatment for theater’s casting directors. The coalition of unions, collectively representing more than one million workers in the public sector, hospitality, construction, healthcare, and other key industries, gave their support for the casting directors’ campaign for healthcare, retirement, and a union.

Read the labor unions’ letter to the Broadway League here.



Support Broadway Casting Directors on Social Media

Please take a picture of yourself holding one of our “I Support Casting Directors” signs and post it on your Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages with the #FairnessForCasting hashtag. Or email the photo to us at

If you don’t have a printer, either post a photo of yourself on social media with a message expressing your support for casting directors, or download and post a picture of the sign.

Download the sign or image here:

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We are looking forward to seeing the brilliant, creative ways you come up with to show your support.

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Join Us: Fairness For Casting Directors

Broadway producers grossed $1.5 billion last year, but are denying their casting directors healthcare and retirement programs. The Broadway League should recognize the casting directors union and bargain a union contract so they can have the benefits that all other Broadway workers receive.