Second, the unions need a new system for investigating allegations of wrongdoing.
Currently, if a SAG member launches a complaint, the union writes a letter and asks that the production house or studio involved conduct an internal investigation of the alleged abuse. You can imagine its effectiveness. An in-house investigation by the very nature of being in-house does not cultivate impartiality. Especially when the person being investigated runs or owns the studio. Complaints about these matters that are raised within our unions should trigger an independent third-party investigation.
Third, what do the unions do to protect a member should they be blacklisted by the alleged perpetrator after speaking out?