Picture of the Day: Union Actors in Target's Anti-Union Video
Target has been using this video to dissuade workers from joining the United Food and Commercial Workers, which wants to unionize Target employees. Gawker posted the 13-minute film on Monday.
But as Salon's Justin Elliott points out, the actors in it are actually union members, and the film was produced under the aegis of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists. On stage right is Ric Reitz, who plays the president of the United States in the upcoming "Green Lantern" release. Reitz tells Elliott:
"If someone hires me to play a rapist, does it make me a rapist? You take the job, and you're an actor," says Reitz, a longtime member of AFTRA and the Screen Actors Guild. "Am I pro-union? Absolutely."
Video via Gawker and YouTube user assemblyassembly