2020 Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang is claiming that World Wrestling Leisure expertise is telling him privately that the corporate is making them signal new contracts that may embrace streaming on Twitch as a part of a piece obligation.
“Listening to from expertise that WWE is forcing performers to signal new contracts that embrace Twitch,” Yang wrote on Twitter. “Streaming on Twitch will turn into a piece obligation and if expertise doesn’t stream they’ll forego earnings, be suspended, or face penalties. Doesn’t sound like unbiased contractors.”
Yang, who’s the founding father of the non-profit Humanity Ahead, which promotes a “common fundamental revenue” (a daily month-to-month stipend offered by the federal government) in america, has been paying shut consideration to what the WWE has been saying to expertise during the last month in relation to actions outdoors of labor.
He has stated in quite a lot of interviews and on social media that if Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden wins the election in November he’ll ask the Division of Labor to look into how WWE treats its staff on quite a lot of fronts. Yang’s curiosity in wrestling and the well-being of wrestlers stems from being a self-described long-time fan.
The Esports Observer couldn’t independently verify Yang’s claims on the time of writing.
On Thursday, Yang sympathized with expertise who had been advised that their Twitch accounts could be taken over by the corporate in 4 weeks.
“This is able to be infuriating to me if I had frolicked build up my social media channels solely to have WWE take them over from their ‘unbiased contractors.’ Individuals are offended and rightfully so,” Yang wrote.
WWE’s transfer in the direction of cracking down on expertise utilizing third-party platforms similar to Twitch, YouTube, and TikTok, started in early September when the corporate advised them that they must cease utilizing them in the beginning of October. The corporate later clarified that this didn’t apply to expertise utilizing their “actual names” to stream.