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It's official: The members of United Scenic Artists (USA), the union for theatrical scenic, costume, and lighting designers, has voted to secede from its parent, the International Brotherhood of Painters and Allied Trades (IBPAT) and join forces with the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE). The vote count was a stunning 1,929 in favor of secession, with 23 votes against. The announcement was the culmination of several tumultuous weeks of confrontations and legal

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