New York – Actors’ Equity Association announced that Equity’s National Council has voted to endorse Karen Bass’s campaign for Mayor on behalf of the more than 7,000 members living in Los Angeles.
“As Mayor, Karen Bass will fight for affordable housing and good paying union jobs so that working people have what they need to raise families in Los Angeles,” said Al Vincent Jr., executive director of Actors’ Equity Association. “We look forward to having an advocate in City Hall who prioritizes fair treatment and pay for arts workers.”
The move marks Equity’s first endorsement for a candidate for mayor of Los Angeles. Bass has received endorsements from more than 30 labor unions.
Equity’s public policy priorities include defending and protecting the right to collectively bargain, a prevailing wage in the arts, racial justice, a strong minimum wage, stronger federal and state arts funding, gun violence prevention, universal federal health care, tax fairness and LGBTQ non-discrimination protections.
ACTORS' EQUITY ASSOCIATION, founded in 1913, is the U.S. labor union that represents more than 51,000 professional actors and stage managers. Equity endeavors to advance the careers of its members by negotiating wages, improving working conditions and providing a wide range of benefits (health and pension included). Member: AFL-CIO, FIA. www.actorsequity.org #EquityWorks
September 28, 2022