An awful lot of vitriol is being flung at the producers and creative team of the Broadway play “Spider Man” these days. Yet the real venom should be shot at the unions who are supposed to protect their workers from unsafe conditions.
Instead, we have seen both the stagehand and actor’s unions bending over backwards in an attempt to whitewash the obvious dangers involved in this hazard-ridden endeavor.
You can’t blame producers for wanting to make money – that’s what they do. But we can and should blame the unions for not safeguarding the very people they were created to protect.