Andrew Yang is once again fighting for the rights of WWE Superstars.
Last fall, former Presidential candidate Andrew Yang was outspoken regarding WWE's edict on Twitch and other platforms since it was reported in early September 2020 that WWE had asked talent to cease operating on third-party platforms. Yang had gone as far as calling WWE, "fucking greedy" for their stance and highlighted that talent is classified as independent contractors.
Following Zelina Vega's release from the company in November 2020 and her tweet supporting unionization, Yang ramped up his efforts with SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris also getting involved.
Though things died down in the new year and throughout 2021, Yang is turning his attention back to the identification of WWE superstars as Independent contractors, imploring them to contact a union side labor attorney to get what they are owed from Vince McMahon.
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.— Andrew Yang-------- (@AndrewYang) September 16, 2021
Vega has since re-signed with WWE and is currently part of WWE SmackDown.
Fightful will continue to monitor Yang's efforts.