AFTRA/SAG Join The Push In Wisconsin

  

The following has been sent out by the Screen Actors Guild-

“Screen Actors Guild member Bradley Whitford (The West Wing) and SAG National Board member Gabrielle Carteris (The Event, My Alibi, Beverly Hills, 90210) will travel to Madison, Wisconsin to rally with other union members in support of Wisconsin workers on Saturday, February 26. Whitford and Carteris will be joined by AFTRA National Board member Robert Newman (Guiding Light) and Wisconsin SAG members and fellow union members from neighboring states as they rally in support of Wisconsin workers at the state capitol in Madison, beginning at 2 p.m.

Wisconsin has become ground zero for the labor movement and collective bargaining rights. The struggle of public sector union members in Wisconsin, Ohio and other states to protect their basic collective bargaining rights is not theirs alone. If collective bargaining rights can be stripped away in a strong union state like Wisconsin, it can happen anywhere. Various anti-labor bills have recently been introduced in dozens of states. And, it is believed that if this action succeeds in Wisconsin, more and more anti-union efforts may spread across the country and ultimately could affect all labor organizations, including Screen Actors Guild. All workers have a fundamental right to join unions and to engage in collective bargaining over workplace issues they face.

 Screen Actors Guild supports Wisconsin union workers. Click here to read why Wisconsin matters to SAG members.”

Received 2/25/11

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Click here for Statement of Support for Union Members in the Public Sector from AFTRA National President Roberta Reardon

 

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