Service + Solidarity Spotlight: SAG-AFTRA Calls for Passage of California’s ‘Let Artists Work’ (LAW) Act

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SAG-AFTRA President Fran Drescher applauded the California Senate Judiciary Committee for advancing the Let Artists Work (LAW) Act, vital legislation that will allow actors to work as much as they need without unreasonable restrictions.

“A huge thank you to Assemblymember Ash Kalra for introducing this progressive legislation, to the California Senate Judiciary Committee members for recognizing that actors should be able to enjoy the same freedoms as all other Californians, and to all of the union members and allies who showed their support for California’s entertainment workers,” Drescher said. “Let’s keep the momentum going."

The LAW Act would abolish unfair contract provisions that keep actors tied to employers and force them to forfeit outside employment opportunities even when they do not interfere with their original contract. The LAW Act gives artists the freedom to work as much as they need to work without being held to unreasonable restrictions.