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SAG-AFTRA labor union issues statement on helping wrestlers secure the protections they deserve

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SAG-AFTRA labor union issues statement on helping wrestlers secure the protections they deserve

The issue of unions in professional wrestling has been a hot topic after it was revealed that Vince McMahon decided to put out a new edict that would ban WWE stars from using third party platforms such as Twitch, Cameo and Only Fans.

This topic was brought up again when WWE released Zelina Vega. After her release from the company, she noted that she supports unionization. 

Shortly after the news was made, the president of SAG-AFTRA (The Screen Actors Guild – American Federation of Television and Radio Artists), Gabrielle Carteris, publicly supported Vega and asked for the former WWE star to contact her about the matter.

On Monday, Carteris issued a statement to Jon Alba of Spectrum Sports about unions in pro-wrestling:

“Wrestling is as much about media as it is sports, and we are going to directly engage with members of this profession to help find ways for them to protect themselves.

“As more people reinvest in unions, and as more working people are harassed by employers who don’t want to protect them, SAG-AFTRA is committed to doing what we can to help professional wrestlers secure the protections they deserve.”

SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris