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Tribute to Fran Drescher, pin-up girl for Hot Strike Summer

If there’s one thing I learned as a kid from reruns of “The Nanny” , it’s not to underestimate Fran Drescher — when she plays a character from Queen District’s Jewish beautician (“Oh, Mistah Sheffieeeeld!”) certainly not when she wields the powers of president of SAG-AFTRA, the Hollywood Screen Actors Guild that joined the Writers Guild of America (WGA) last week. strike.

“I am appalled at the way we are being treated by those who do business with us!” Drescher added at a news conference in Los Angeles on Thursday: ” How they use poverty as an excuse to say they’re donating hundreds of millions of dollars to their CEO while losing money left and right. Disgusting. Shame on them!” If you’re a worker in any sector of the economy, to the Disney CEO Bob Iger was appalled by calling the union’s strike demands “unrealistic,” and you can understand Drescher’s outrage; while she’s one of the privileged few who will presumably just fine the rest of the money, the reality is that most U.S. Screen Actors Guild members don’t even earn enough annual income to qualify for the union’s health insurance. Across the country and around the world, prices are rising, wages are stagnant, and people are angry

; is it any wonder that Drescher’s message is so strong?

As a proud union member, I can’t help but be struck by the sight of one of my all-time favorite sitcom stars definitely blaming the studio execs for their Expenditure accounts are bloated, and there doesn’t seem to be any room for human solidarity. Now, Drescher feels like he should be the one to advocate for near , members of the union, and workers at large , most of whom have benefited from the union’s high profile gains in the public eye. (As they say, a rising tide lifts all boats!)

While mostly lower paid, unknown SAG (and WGA, for that matter) members through nonstop picketing, resource sharing and disseminate information to boost the momentum of the current strike, including how much work needs to be done to win a fair contract from the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP), the importance of names – notable celebrities how influential they are in negotiations highlighted Can’t be overstated; just look at Matt Damon, Florence Pugh and the rest of the Oppenheimer

actors walking out The reaction after the premiere will tell. The truth is, fighting your boss or fighting for advancement can be scary in any industry, but you’re far less isolated and nerve-wracking when your co-workers are right next to you; A colleague of mine might just happen to be a nanny named Fran. 000



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