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Hollywood Slams SCOTUS on Union Fee Ruling

Hollywood Slams SCOTUS on Union Fee Ruling
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By    |   Wednesday, 27 June 2018 02:16 PM

Hollywood has hit out at the U.S. Supreme Court's historic ruling against unions on Wednesday.

The slap came from the Screen Actors Guild‐American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, a union representing a Who's Who of entertainment, including 160,000 movie and TV actors, journalists, radio personalities, recording artists and singers.

"The court made the wrong decision; a decision in favor of increasing the power of employers at the expense of their workers," said SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris, who starred in the 1990s TV series "Beverly Hills 90210."

"Without engaged workers, union protections become more vulnerable. This ruling is a direct attempt to weaken unions, the very organizations who allow workers to speak together as one, to have a voice in their wages, their safety at work, and their healthcare and retirement. . . 

"Have workers lives improved so much that unions can now be so blatantly attacked? Are workers all better off now? Are employers sharing in their success with all those who make them successful? No."

Carteris added: "This shameful decision only serves to strengthen our resolve to find ways to protect working families in this country."

Her statement came after the Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that government workers cannot be forced to contribute to labor unions that represent them in collective bargaining – a decision that deals a serious financial blow to organized labor.

The 5-4 decision kills off the so-called fair share fees that non-members pay to unions.

High-powered members of SAG-AFTRA, which is based in Los Angeles, include Meryl Streep, George Clooney, Alec Baldwin, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jerry Seinfeld, William H. Macy and Tina Fey.

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