A KTLA-TV sports reporter and weekend news anchor has lodged an unfair labor practice complaint against Hollywood's largest entertainment union.
In a filing with the National Labor Relations Board on Wednesday, Rebecca Hall contends that SAG-AFTRA demanded she become a full union member and pay excessive initiation fees and union dues if she wanted to keep working at KTLA, which is owned by Tribune Co., which also owns the Los Angeles Times.
SAG-AFTRA represents more than 165,000 actors, recording artists, talk show hosts as well as broadcasters at KTLA and other television and radio stations.
Hall said union officials did not supply information about how her dues would be spent and failed to notify her that she was entitled to opt out of paying dues unrelated to workplace bargaining, according to the complaint, which was filed with the help of attorneys from the National Right to Work Foundation. The nonprofit group provides legal aid to employees opposed to joining unions.