Linda McMahon, self professed lover of her home state of Connecticut, still hasn't done the right thing by her citizens and more importantly by the many wrestlers that funded her failed vanity run for Senate through their physical sacrifices. She still hasn't made her husband Vince McMahon drop WWE's immoral longstanding independent contractors tax dodge. As it becomes crystal clear that the McMahon family will never give their wrestlers the employee benefits that they so richly deserve, it's high time that both former and current WWE wrestlers stand up for their rights.
With the Connecticut state audit of WWE for misclassifying their wrestlers as independent contractors still ongoing, this is a once in a lifetime opportunity for the average WWE wrestler to make a positive difference for themselves and future generations in how they're treated by a fickle, monopolistic, roughshod, even sometimes mean spirited and callous, company. I'm not talking about the selfish millionaires like Kane and John Cena, who almost certainly have no problem with the status quo, as they are wealthy enough to easily afford health insurance for their whole family and qualify for the Screen Actors Guild through their WWE film work. I mean my heart would absolutely bleed if they had to give up a fraction of their quarterly royalty check, so that their much lower paid developmental and undercard colleagues could get the health care and pension benefits they currently struggle to pay for by themselves paid for by the company instead. No, I'm talking about the wrestlers of this world like Gregory Helms, who realise that their WWE independent contractor status was a self serving sham and now have the perfect opportunity to do something about it.
So what should these wrestlers do:
- Get in contact with Irv Muchnick, the wrestling reporter who is the most well versed with what is going down on the Connecticut political scene, in particular the state audit of WWE.
- File a confidential complaint with the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), if they have any complaints about workplace safety within WWE. For further information go to the OSHA website.
- File a complaint or anonymous tip with the Connecticut Labor department. A form can be found on the Connecticut Department of Labor website.
- Inform fellow wrestlers of these possibilities.