One Union

I am sitting in the lobby at Museum Square, which will hopefully soon house SAG-AFTRA. We’ve just finished some meetings with English-speaking unions from around the world, which demonstrated, once again, a few things I have come to understand since I started participating in this process years ago.

First, actors are workers. They deserve the same protections that all workers do, and no-one should be a starving artist. That romantic myth continues to do damage even today.

Second, we’re not that different. While each union has its own unique challenges, at bottom, we are all here because we are fierce, though not always fearless, advocates. This is globalization at its very best.

Third, as I’ve said before, I am extraordinarily lucky. Not only do I get to do important, creative work, I get to do it in the company of smart, caring, committed, and yes, fierce, people.

It doesn’t get much better than this.

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