Following her release last week, Zelina Vega met with the SAG-AFTRA (The Screen Actors Guild – American Federation of Television and Radio Artists).
The official Twitter account for SAG tweeted the following.
Powerful conversation with Thea Trinidad @Zelina_VegaWWE today. We support her and others as they work to protect and empower themselves.
Vega responded to the tweet, expressing her thanks to the organization.
Very powerful indeed, thank you all for the pleasant conversation and insight.
Very powerful indeed, thank you all for the pleasant conversation and insight. https://t.co/wnvH8mAXMj
— 𝓩𝖊𝖑𝖎𝖓𝖆 𝓥𝖊𝖌𝖆 (@Zelina_VegaWWE) November 19, 2020
Following her release, SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris issued the following statement regarding protecting professional wrestlers.
Wrestling is as much about media as it is sports, and we are going to directly engage with members of this profession to help find ways for them to protect themselves. “As more people reinvest in unions, and as more working people are harassed by employers who don’t want to protect them, SAG-AFTRA is committed to doing what we can to help professional wrestlers secure the protections they deserve.” SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris
Zelina Vega was released by WWE last week, stemming from issues with the company’s stance on third party business relationships.