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Fri Nov 13, 2020, 07:57 PM

Did the WWE fire Zelina Vega for wanting a union?

That's illegal.





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Reply Did the WWE fire Zelina Vega for wanting a union? (Original post)
Just_Vote_Dem Nov 2020 OP
Azathoth Nov 2020 #1
Just_Vote_Dem Nov 2020 #2
Azathoth Nov 2020 #4
Celerity Nov 2020 #3
Just_Vote_Dem Nov 2020 #5

Response to Just_Vote_Dem (Original post)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 08:09 PM

1. Wrestlers are independent contractors

Pretty sure that excludes them from a lot of the protections afforded to employees who try to unionize.

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Response to Azathoth (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 08:12 PM

2. They're classified as independent contractors but treated like employees

WWE has been getting away with this for too many years.

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Response to Just_Vote_Dem (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 08:20 PM

4. Yep. One of the biggest out-in-the-open scams around

And one of the saddest.

Of course, imagine what would happen to the WWE's bottom line if they had to pay worker's comp premiums. Their whole business model would have to change.

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Response to Just_Vote_Dem (Original post)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 08:19 PM

3. I assumed they were members of SAG-AFTRA (as they are actors/performers)

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Response to Celerity (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 13, 2020, 08:22 PM

5. No, WWE is non-union

I believe they won't perform in Madison Square Garden anymore partly because of having to deal with the unions.

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