Comedy Trainers At Chicago's Second City Vote To Unionize

By Tim Ryan (April 16, 2021, 2:36 PM EDT) -- Educators who run training classes at the Second City comedy club in Chicago voted overwhelmingly in favor of representation by an Illinois teachers union, according to a tally on the National Labor Relations Board website.

The 104-6 vote, finalized Thursday, brings to a close a union campaign that the Illinois Federation of Teachers began at the Second City Chicago Inc. last spring. The union said that the unit includes roughly 160 employees who primarily teach comedy, improv and other courses and that the union drive focused on improving compensation and other working conditions.

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