Former U.S. Presidential candidate Andrew Yang is also a big fan of pro wrestling. He realizes that WWE misclassifies their Superstars as independent contractors, even though their restrictive contracts say otherwise. He was speaking to Zelina Vega around the time of her WWE release, and he’s not finished yet.
Yang sent out an open invitation to any current or former WWE Superstars to contact labor attorney Lucas Middlebrook if they feel that they were misclassified by WWE. This was followed by a statement about getting those people what WWE owes them, because it’s been a long time coming.
Had a call with the Department of Labor. If you are a current or former @WWE performer who feels you were misclassified as an independent contractor contact @lkmiddleb and let’s get you what Vince owes you. Been a long time coming but this storyline is real.
The subject of unionizing WWE Superstars pops up every now and then, but nothing has ever come of the idea. We’ll have to see if this renewed effort from Andrew Yang causes any momentum toward finally establishing those Superstars as employees and all the perks that comes with it.
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