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    • Welcome to the International Entertainment Adult Union.

      We are the only Department of Labor approved Parent Union

      representing the adult industry in the U.S.   

      Government Corruption and the War Against Adult Entertainers

      Ed Buck is a wealthy, politically connected Californian who has been accused of having a dangerous sexual proclivity of hiring gay, Black men and then, perhaps without their knowledge, drugging them heavily. On July 27, 2017, Gemmel Moore, an escort, was found dead of a drug overdose and probable poisoning in Ed Buck’s home. Then, on January 7, 2019, another victim; Timothy Dean, an adult film performer and escort, was found dead under similar circumstances. Even though the available evidence seems to point to a pattern of abuse and possibly even murder, the investigations into these deaths have been criminally negligent.

      This may be because of Ed Buck’s history of donating to powerful politicians including Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Jerry Brown, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee as well as to human rights groups that should have been calling for thorough investigations – but failed to do so in the first instance and may be doing the same in the second. This strongly suggests government corruption abetting Ed Buck’s involvement in these deaths. This corruption made possible by the facts that adult entertainers are seen as disposable.

      The International Entertainment Adult Union (IEAU) demands:

          We demand an immediate and thorough investigation into the recent death of Timothy Dean. Those representing adult entertainers should be a part of this investigation.
          We demand an immediate re-opening of the investigation into the 2017 death of Gemmel Moore. Those representing adult entertainers should be a part of this investigation.
          We demand an immediate investigation into the handling of the original investigation of Gemmel Moore’s death by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Specifically, to answer why solid evidence and the past sexual patterns of Ed Buck were seemingly ignored. Those representing adult entertainers should be a part of this investigation.
          We demand an immediate investigation by the California Attorney General’s office as to how political corruption might have influenced both investigations into these deaths. Those representing adult entertainers should be a part of this investigation.
          We demand an end to government attacks against adult performers that de-humanize those involved in these industries. These attacks are usually described as ‘anti-trafficking’ measures but, in fact, are simply attempts to stereotype and degrade, arrest and punish, those involved in these industries. This includes measures like FOSTA/SESTA and others.
          We demand the addition of adult entertainers to the list of protected classes under the Hate Crime laws of the federal government.
          We demand that all of Ed Buck’s political donations be disclosed and that politicians who have received donations from Ed Buck turn that money over to charitable causes that support the rights of adult entertainers.

      The IEAU is a federally recognized labor union representing performers in industries where one must be over 18 to participate.



      If you call an owl a fox, what is it?

      It’s an owl! It doesn’t matter what the hell you call it.

      If you call an employee an independent contractor, what are they?

      They’re an employee!

      If you take an owl, raise it like a fox, dress it up like a fox, have it drink fox-mommy milk, send it to fox high school and it goes on to intermarry with a fox, what is it?

      It’s still a owl!

      Most workers in adult industries are employees who are being called independent contractors. (This is done by the bosses so that they don’t have to pay what they owe). But it doesn’t matter what the bosses claim you are. If you are treated like employees, you ARE employees. If an animal looks and acts like an owl, it’s an owl,

      Whether it’s an owl or a fox isn’t up to the bosses, or the workers or this union. It is a government definition with a specific description. It is easier in some states than others to determine this (California seems the easiest right now), but an 'employee' is based on FACTS. It is not an opinion or a choice!

      But now that you are being classified as an employee you HAVE rights YOU DID NOT HAVE BEFORE!

      "Employement standards gives us the power to negotiate!"

      • Are you on a schedule or could you just come and go whenever you pleased?
      • Do you have to pay a daily house fee?
      • If you couldn’t pay the house fee or tip do they let it slide or do you owe when you start your next shift?
      • Approx. how many hours do you work a shift?  
      • How does the stage sets work? Are you on a strict rotation? Are their penalties for being late or missing your stage set?
      • Does the house take money out of your dances?
      • Is tipping optional or mandatory?
      • What are the reasons girls are fired? Are they legitimate reasons?
      • Are you fined for being late? Missing a shift? Or leaving early?
      • How many girls are you competing with during a shift?
      • How many bouncers and djs work there? Do you have to tip them all?
      • How are you treated by management and staff?
      • Are you working in a hostile environment?
      • Do you have to answer to the management on your shift on exactly how you do your job?
      • Do you have any strict rules on the way you preform your dances?
      • Do you have a private entrance?
      • Is there adequate space in the locker rooms? 
      • Do you have your own bathroom or do you have to use the public one?
      • Is there proper ventilation in the dressing room and the club?
      • What condition is the stage in? Are there any dangers near the stage? Is it always clean and safe to work on?
      • Do they have a strict time limit on how long you take a break or stay in the back?
      • Do they allow you to work at other clubs as well?
      • Do you have to sell so many drinks or you owe the club?
      • Do you feel save when you’re in the VIP room or preforming dances?
      • Does management ever tell you who to dance for?
      • Are you ever harassed by an owner or management for any reason?
      • Is there a house mom to make sure you have a daily meal?
      • Are you allowed to be on your phone during a shift?
      • Are you told what type of music you can dance to?
      • Are there restrictions on what you wear on stage and around the club?
      • Are you forced to work nude or to do things you are not comfortable with?
      • Are they now adding your tips to your paycheck that you have to now claim everything and have taxes out?
      • Are you only being paid now once a week or one every two weeks when you use to be paid nightly?
      • Would you be interested in health insurance?
      • Did you know as an employee you can file for unemployment benefits if you can not work? 
      • Did you know that as an employe not only you are putting moeny into your social secutiy but your employer is now too?
      • Do you know that bosses are going to take full advantage of this status change to benefit them, not you?
      • Did you know that as an employee you HAVE rights and as self-employed you had none?

      We can help you, if you let us.

      JOIN WITH US NOW!   To fight for a better future!

      Adult Film Stars 

      • Stuck in a contract where you cannot work for anyone else, yet you’re not getting enough work?
      • Do you ever feel you have just been take advantage of?
      • Have they made you do scenes changes at the last second without your consent?
      • Is the person you are working with tested properly where you feel safe?
      • Do you feel like you are paying way too much for your talent testing?
      • Do you have health insurance?
      • Are the set always clean?
      • Are you provided with clean unopened toys if they producer is requesting them?
      • Are there female products provided for you?
      • Is there always a clean place to shower after with clean unused towels?
      • Are you offered a meal if you are on set for more than six hours?
      • Are you getting over time if you are on set for more than eight hours?
      • Are you told what to bring to set and what to wear but you have to purchase them yourself?
      • Are you allowed to have a "no" list of people you do not to work with?
      • Do you charge more for some scenes then others?  Who sets these rates you are the person you are working for?
      • If you feel uncomfortable with the person you're working with once you arrived on set, are you threatened or intimated if you speak up or leave?
      • Have you ever been made to do something out of your comfort zone?
      • Did you know as an employee you have more rights then you did before?
      • Are you offered a copy of the pictures they take of you while your on set?
      • Would making just one penny of every click of your name make a difference in your life?
      • Have you ever seen your self on HBO, Showtime or PLayboy and thought to your self why arent I getting paid for that?

      We can help you, if you let us.

      JOIN WITH US NOW!   To fight for a better future!

      Union members ONLY classified ads are one of the many things the I.E.A.U. offers. Do you have a skill or a trade that you would like to earn money with?
      Advantages of Labor Unions While some view labor unions as a negative, they actually can have several positive effects on the labor market in general.  They can help both employers and employees, if they are utilized correctly.
      Union members ONLY classified ads are one of the many things the I.E.A.U. offers. Do you have a skill or a trade that you would like to earn money with?
      Advantages of Labor Unions While some view labor unions as a negative, they actually can have several positive effects on the labor market in general.  They can help both employers and employees, if they are utilized correctly.

      Amicus Brief

      The IEAU has submitted an Amicus Brief to the California Supreme Court in support of Exotic Dancers. Posted below are the Statment of Interest (why we were both compelled and entitled to submit this breif) and then the brief itself.
      Download: Amicus Curiae FINAL.pdf


      Unfair labor practices by employer. It shall be an unfair labor practice for an employer. (1) To interfere with, restrain, or coerce employees in the exercise of the rights guaranteed in section 7 [section 157 of this title]; (2) To dominate or interfere with the formation or administration of any labor organization or contribute financial or other support to it:


      Employees shall have the right to self-organization, to form, join, or assist labor organizations, to bargain collectively through representatives of their own choosing, and to engage in other concerted activities.



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