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Broadway Stagehands on Strike

After three months of negotiations, Broadway stagehands are on strike.

According to the New York Times, the strike is partly in response to disagreement over how many stagehands are needed to put on a Broadway production. Stagehands said that they are often understaffed.

The BBC reported that all but eight Broadway shows were canceled. The strike will have a negative economic impact on the city. The BBC said that when a musicians' strike shut down Broadway for four days, four years ago, the city lost about $7 million a day.

The BBC focused most on the economic impact the strike would have, while the New York Times mostly talked about what each side of the argument had to say.