There has also been some tension in the air regarding unions in the last couple of weeks. I am from Wisconsin, where the governor is doing everything he can to break up teacher and public worker's unions. This is a scary trend. I am thankful that I belong to a union that not only does all it can to guarantee a living wage, but also protects our work environment. If AEA didn't exist, many actors would not be able to survive in this industry. The arts community would suffer greatly without unions to protect our rights and wages. I stand in support of everyone in Wisconsin fighting for their union bargaining rights.