SAG-AFTRA is urging a “no” vote on California’s Proposition 32 on the November ballot. The so-called “Paycheck Protection” initiative would ban corporate and union contributions to state and local candidates and would prohibit unions from using payroll-deducted funds for political purposes. Prop 32 supporters say the measure will change the way business is done in Sacramento.
In a statement on its website, SAG-AFTRA says Prop 32 is “a direct assault on unions and their ability to raise funds to participate in political campaigns and an attempt to silence the voices of workers across the state”. If passed, the measure “would effectively leave workers in the entertainment and media industry at the political mercy of anti-union corporate interests that will inevitably attempt to curtail important workplace protections”. You can read the full statement here.