Where to start?
“…require adult entertainers and video performers, including webcam performers, to obtain a business license and complete a state-mandated training course before being allowed to ply their trade.”
“Training”? This gives new meaning to the term government over-reach.
The regulatory board that comes up with the “training” of these new “employees” would consist of:
” … two adult film actors, three dancers, two medical doctors, a therapist, and a money manager.”
And a partridge in a pear tree. And a $200 per diem.
There’s more to the story than this, and this is more than enough, yet we persevere.
Gonzalez’s and her comrades’ endgame is to regulate, with an eye toward unionizing, these freelance at-home workers.
But it turns out that the proletariat just got word of the plan and are fighting back:
Let's talk AB2389- WE DO NOT SUPPORT THIS!
1) All dancers, webcam models, and porn performers (yes we are specifically named)will be required to pay for a license to work. You will be required to go through the training that you pay for. You will be required to give fingerprints
— Adult Performers Guild (@APAGunion) February 20, 2020
Can you please tell us who at IEAU contacted brought this bill to you? The industry deserves to know, transparently, who promoted this esp. as chapter says it was done over their head
— 🔞 hottiewheels 😷 (@hottiewheels420) February 20, 2020
And now the unionista is on her heels after they discovered the plan:
The bill idea was brought to us by International Adult Entertainment Union. We passed but said we would be supportive of a worker bill of rights for the industry. We signed on as a co-author in support but will not stay on if this is the language.
— Lorena (@LorenaSGonzalez) February 20, 2020
The adult workers are gobsmacked that the state has involved itself in their business— and presumes to train them in order to get a license for a job they’re already doing, while being forced to pay for it all.
This should be fun to watch.