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Andrew Yang to take action against WWE’s ‘corrupt labor practices’

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US-based entrepreneur Andrew Yang suddenly attacked Vince McMahon over Twitter on late Friday night. The former presidential candidate is clearly unhappy how WWE treats its wrestlers and threatens to take legal action against the company. 

Earlier today, Yang posted a series of tweets from his official Twitter handle claiming himself as a wrestling fan since childhood. The way WWE classifies it’s wrestlers as independent contractors providing minimal healthcare coverage has caught the eyes of Yang who feels “changes are long overdue” in Vince’s company.

“Vince you’d better hope your old friend Donald wins because change is in the air and changes are long overdue where your corrupt labor practices are concerned. It would give me great pleasure. The people know,” Yang wrote in the first of his three tweets. 

“I grew up a wrestling fan and it’s been sad to see so many of my childhood heroes pass away early. I’d feel better knowing that they and their families were being fairly treated – I look forward to doing what I can for the next generation of performers. I know how tough it is,” the Democrat man added.

“If I’m not the Secretary of Labor I’m pretty confident I’ll have his or her number to talk about the ridiculous classification of WWE wrestlers as independent contractors while controlling their name and likeness for years, even for something as benign as Cameo.”

WWE’s approach toward wrestlers’ well being has been a long standing issues and ranks quite high in Mr. McMahon’s controversy list. Many wrestlers as well as the wrestling fans community condemned this act. John Oliver of HBO’s Last Week Tonight show made an episode on this subject brilliantly explaining the issues a WWE superstar faces. 

Andrew Yang is the latest entrant in Vince McMahon’s criticizers list. Maybe he is politically motivated as Vince is a good friend of POTUS Trump. But the things Yang said are 100% real. Every wrestling fan will be siding with Yang on his pursuit of changing work culture in WWE.

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