(Becket Adams) A reporter with the Los Angeles-based KTLA-TV is suing Hollywood’s largest entertainment union, the Screen Actors Guild American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA), according to the Los Angeles Times.
“In a filing with the National Labor Relations Board on Wednesday, Rebecca Hall contends that SAG-AFTRA demanded she become a full union member and pay excessive initiation fees and union dues if she wanted to keep working at KTLA,” the report reads.
Translation: Hall claims that SAG-AFTRA is trying to a) force her to join the union and b) make her to pay “excessive” union dues, which, now that we think about it, is pretty much the standard M.O. in most non-right-to-work states.
“Hall said union officials did not supply information about how her dues would be spent and failed to notify her that she was entitled to opt out of paying dues unrelated to workplace bargaining, according to the complaint, which was filed with the help of attorneys from the National Right to Work Foundation,” the Times report explains.
“The nonprofit group provides legal aid to employees opposed to joining unions,” it adds.