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Young backs union, cancels Forum show

October 30, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
Rock legend Neil Young is canceling a concert set for Thursday night at The Forum.The longtime union supporter says it is out of respect for a planned picket by International Association of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) members, the union of professional stagehands, motion picture technicians, and allied crafts.

Striking workers are engaged in a contract dispute with the owners of The Forum, Faithful Central Bible Church. Young and his wife Pegi are honorary lifetime members of the IATSE and he decided to scrap the show rather than cross their picket line.

The show will be rescheduled for 2009.

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