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Strippers partner with Northwest lawmakers to improve working conditions
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Around the country, strippers have stepped up their fight for better working conditions. Some are suing. Others have filed complaints with state regulators. A handful have unionized. But in Oregon, home to fierce free speech protections and a robust strip club scene, the dancers are taking a different approach. They're working directly with state lawmakers and even professional lobbyists to win workplace improvements.