Sunday, April 22, 2012

The Union that Glen, Rush, Sean Belong to AFTRA

By Matthew Coppens
Posted February 23, 2011 at 9:57 p.m.

Yes, that's right. Not only are Glen Beck, Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity are members of the AFTRA, so are Ann Coulter and Sarah Palin.

The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists is a union representing professional actors, dancers, singers, and wait for it..... broadcasters. AFTRA is also a part of the AFL-CIO and like any good brother of the nations largest union, they monitor enforcement of prior contract's negotiated, advocates on legislative and public policy issues that directly affect members' wages and working conditions, and provides a great deal of members benefits, including "The Health Fund."

A brief overview of "The Health Fund" from the AFTRA website essentially "provides comprehensive medical and hospital benefits, a dental plan, prescription drug program... and substance abuse programs," to all union members. I am sure the egocentric Glen Beck took advantage of that hospital benefit when he had to undergo surgery, just as Rush Limbaugh did for his addiction to popping that pain medication.

But even more disturbing is the fact that these people are essentially hurting their fellow brothers and sisters by speaking out against their struggle. Be it in Wisconsin, Ohio, Indiana, union's are fighting no longer to keep their pay checks, but to be able to keep their voice at the bargaining table.

What this certain sect of "broadcasters'," is doing is nothing short of chilling. They are supporting these rogue Governors by not only limiting, but minimalizing the protesters freedom to petition their government for redress of their grievances. But there is light at the end of the tunnel.

The "Health Fund" that is set up by AFTRA, also provides for mental health counseling. I am sure some of those Fox "reporters" could take advantage of that... especially with all of their conspiracy theories swirling around.

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