-- SpecSports 360's Jon Alba recently reached out to Gabrielle Carteris, the President of SAG-AFTRA, the Screen Actors Guild - American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, which is a union that represents various other entertainers in Hollywood, is looking to lend assistance to professional wrestlers in order to protect themselves. In her statement to Alba, Carteris - who publicly called out Zelina Vega for standing up for labor solidarity - said:
"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."
I inquired with @sagaftra president @TheGabrielle_C following her tweet recognizing @Zelina_VegaWWE’s call for unionization. This is her statement response, which seems to be one of the first times SAG-AFTRA is publicly offering support for pro wrestlers. #WWE pic.twitter.com/jX4E6To5oo
— Jon Alba (@JonAlba) November 16, 2020
— Gabrielle Carteris (@TheGabrielle_C) November 14, 2020