Monday, February 21, 2011

SAG supports Wisconsin Workers

As you may have heard, there is a proposal currently before the Wisconsin legislature that will strip most of the collective bargaining rights from that state’s public workers. If passed, this action could have lasting and damaging consequences for union rights across the country.

Since our founding in 1933, Screen Actors Guild has strongly supported the rights of entertainment industry workers and all workers to join together and collectively bargain with employers. Collective bargaining insures that unions and employers negotiate together in the best interests of the members. Many in the labor movement believe that this type of proposal may spread across the country and ultimately, to labor organizations like Screen Actors Guild, with potentially devastating results for our members and for the entertainment industry.

We are taking action to support our fellow union members in Wisconsin. SAG has reached out to our members in and around Wisconsin and many of them are already on the ground in Madison. We are also reaching out to our highly recognizable members and legislative committee leadership to travel, with our organizing staff, to Wisconsin this week.  We also ask that you take part in this effort by speaking your mind on social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter, and by voicing your support for Wisconsin union members and the right of all workers to join together and collectively bargain.

David White
National Executive Director
Screen Actors Guild

To find out more about rallies and support actions happening in cities across the country, please contact Nancy Fox at

For more information, please visit the AFL-CIO website at:

You can also support the effort via social networking sites:

On Facebook (comments are welcome) at:

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Use hash tags #wiunions on the SAG Twitter handles:


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