Megacon Targeted By Stage Hands Union Over Outsourcing Workers For The Show

Comic book conventions are often lauded for the income and economic boost they bring to an area, through hotels, workforce and increase in business to local trade. In 2014 it was estimated that Megacon brought $23 million to Orange County.

This year, however, it may be a little less. And the local branch of the International Alliance Of Theatrical Stage Employees union has noticed.

This flyer, handed out at the show this weekend, asks attendees and vendors to complain to the show runners about the use of an out-of-state workforce, and that local workers who are employed are underpaid. And that

Photo May 27, 9 02 59 AM Megacpn's executive were reached out to but they declined to comment.

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