AceShowbiz - "Beverly Hills, 90210" star Gabrielle Carteris is set for an all-star battle for president of U.S. acting union SAG-AFTRA after announcing her re-election bid.
The actress, who is currently shooting a "90210"-themed series with her old castmates, has held the post since 2016 and she'll be running again to lead the organisation's Unite for Strength party.
She'll be up against Matthew Modine, who leads the union's opposition party, Membership First.
He announced his intention to run last month.
"While our employers are consolidating and attempting to squeeze our earnings, we have proven that a united front is our best weapon in fighting for fair wages, safety on sets and protection of all our members - especially those who are most vulnerable," Carteris says in a statement. "As SAG-AFTRA President, I've seen firsthand the power of our members. With fierce determination we won the Interactive strike, revolutionized the Commercials contract, and transformed High Budget Streaming residuals.
"We've set the stage for our future and demonstrated both the necessity and incredible power of unions."
She adds, "Even in the midst of a rapidly changing economy, SAG-AFTRA is leading the fight against sexual harassment and age discrimination, harnessing the power of innovative technology to deepen our enforcement and ensure we are capturing all of our residuals, and expanding protections and coverage for stunt performers and coordinators. This is a great start but my work is not done. With your support, I pledge to continue devoting my time, energy and passion to fight for every SAG-AFTRA member."