Adjunct Law Professor Writes:

A Labor Union For Porn Stars?

Inside These Times reports that an apparent well known porn star named Jenna Jameson is calling for the creation of a union for porn stars. Her reasoning appears to be serious-to stop the spread of AIDS. One porn start was recently infected. The article reports that in 2004 a different porn star was infected and passed AIDS to 3 of his 14 partners.

Jameson’s logic is that with a union, porn stars would more likely report unsafe sex practices to California OSHA which has apparently imposed mandatory rules prohibiting unprotected sex.

As readers know, I am a strong proponent of unions, but I cannot see how forming a multi-employer union will result in safer sex practices. Frankly, a lawsuit by infected porn stars against the employers for allowing this practice to continue would be more effective. If porn stars want to form a union to organize such a suit or to better their terms and conditions of employment, then unionization may be a good idea.

Only in California!

Mitchell H. Rubinstein

5 Replies to “Adjunct Law Professor Writes:”

  1. MikeSouth

    Evil Angel sued for unsafe working conditions is the one that will strike fear into porners hearts.

    I said a long time ago one lawyer with an agenda could gut this entire business on contingency

  2. houseofsodom

    Porn is the only industry in California that unions haven’t yet destroyed. May as well just go for broke! Having said that, porn stars are about the only people in America who actually have a legitimate reason to unionize.

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