The establishment of the SAG-AFTRA, “One Union” merger have been pulling out all of the stops during this attempt of guild blending. Well, by “all of the stops”, I mean they are parading celebrity pleas for “YES” votes and ignoring critical questions. I had questions and was directed to call or email the people at www.sagaftra.org. It’s been weeks with multiple attempts and I still have no response.
They’ve held online meetings, one of which I viewed, and in person meetings and they’ve sent out slick mailers, but have failed to answer any of the questions that I’ve had. It was extremely frustrating not being heard by the people purporting to represent my interests.
THEN I see SAG-AFTRA post this Lewis Black rant:
Besides being another celebrity who has NONE of the same needs that I have, this is just downright insulting. Those of us who dare question this merger need to “think for once”? The ONLY thing funny about this clip is that he rails on people for clinging to a slogan but only really offers slogans in return. Oh yeah, he gives the “guy working on two cartoons at once” scenario, because that happens to a majority of the membership on a regular basis. Other than that, he’s just spewing establishment talking points, in a really loud voice.
There are lots of things that I Don’t Know about this proposed merger and that’s why I’m leaning towards no. Here are the major ones: Read the rest of this entry