Sharon Stone says she was “threatened” with losing work for telling people be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 on her projects.

 

 

 

Celebrity actress Sharon Stone who is  running for SAG-AFTRA’s national board of directors is telling people who will be collaborating with her to get vaccinated. She is making this a huge conversation in her campaign due to the  COVID-19 pandemic. Stone speaks in a You Tube video how  she recently lost her health insurance through the union when she fell $13 short of qualifying.

“As actors, you know, things have not been going well for us,” she says in the video. “I don’t think you need me to tell you that. I mean, I lost my vested insurance after 43 years in the business because of COVID. I was $13 short and, you know, I don’t really think that that is reasonable for any of us.”

Eligibility requirements were raised by the SAG-AFTRA Health Plan due to mounting financial losses during COVID.

The actrss says she will not work until all sets are vaccinated. She is adamant  and  is  portraying a message  for voters in SAG AFTRA to get shot .

“Will I go to work before everyone on my show is vaccinated? No. No, I won’t,” she explained. “Am I being threatened that I will lose my job? Yes. Yes I am. Will I lose my job if everyone is not vaccinated on my show? Yes. Yes I could. Will I stand up for all of us so that every set that we go on is vaccinated? Yes. Yes, I will. Why? Because that’s ridiculous … that we should have to go to work where we are not safe to work.”

 

Press release from the Union:

Los Angeles — With the ongoing goal of keeping casts, crews and all set workers safe, the Directors Guild of America (DGA), International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE), International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) and the Basic Crafts, and Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA), together with the Alliance of Motion Pictures and Television Producers (AMPTP), today announced they have a tentative agreement on adjustments to the Covid-19 Safety Agreement reflecting vaccines and other scientific advances.

 

The modifications center on workplace practices for fully vaccinated cast and crew, including changes to outdoor masking requirements and updated mealtime protocols. Producers will also have the option to implement mandatory vaccination policies for casts and crew in Zone A on a production-by-production basis. Additional changes, such as adjustments to testing frequency, are included for certain areas in the United States and Canada where Covid-19 incidence is, and remains, very low.

 

The Agreement will remain in effect through September 30, 2021. The parties will continue closely monitoring Covid-19 developments and will consider further modifications at that time.

Gage Skidmore


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