Theater Health Benefit Fight

FILE – In this May 13, 2020, file photo, "Hamilton: An American Musical" at the Richard Rodgers
Theatre is closed during Covid-19 lockdown, in New York. The U.S. labor union that represents more than
51,000 theater actors and stage managers is blasting a proposal that would raise eligibility
requirements for members to receive health care. The Equity-League Pension Health Fund on Thursday, Oct.
1, 2020, proposed hiking the number of weeks of employment needed to qualify for six months of health
care coverage from 11 weeks to 16 weeks. The proposal would start on Jan. 1, 2021. (Photo by Evan
Agostini/Invision/AP, File)