Exotic dancers at a Portland strip club become second club nationally to unionize

Dancers at Magic Tavern have been on strike since this spring, citing unsafe working conditions. Last week they voted to unionize.

PORTLAND, Oregon — For years, exotic dance clubs have been prevalent all across Portland. Now workers at one club have gone on strike and decided to unionize. Dancers said their biggest concern at Magic Tavern is safety conditions.

“We didn’t have proper security to walk us out at the end of the night,” Bishop, an exotic dancer at Magic Tavern said.

A few months ago, Bishop and other dancers at Magic Tavern decided to go on strike and picket outside the club. Bishop

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