Monthly Archives: October 2019

Committee Updates

Alexandra Drosu / October 21, 2019

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The committees have been working hard to support initiatives benefitting the TAG community and its members. Here’s a brief recap of what is going on: Animators Committee The Animators Committee completed their survey with over 100 responses and will be presenting the data at their next Animators Committee meeting at the guild hall, October 28th at…

What’s AB5? Will it affect me or my loan-out company?

Alexandra Drosu / October 7, 2019

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The California Supreme Court verdict in Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court addressed independent contractor classification. Employees can join unions, and receive protection through government rules on minimum wage, overtime and rest breaks. Independent contractors have none of these protections, must pay all Social Security and Medicare costs, and are ineligible for unemployment insurance….

Please Confirm Your Voting Status!

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Your vote is your voice – we want everyone that wants to vote to complete all the steps necessary to be able to vote in the 2019 TAG elections. In order to become a member in good standing of the Animation Guild, individuals must: Completely pay all dues, fees, and assessments so that no monies…

FAQs about the 401K Plan: What you need to know!

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I’d like to start a 401k plan. I’ve never enrolled before – what can I do? The best way to get started is to go to the 401k Quickstart page on the Animation Guild website.  Follow the instructions there and complete and return a form. The fastest way to submit a completed form is to scan…

Grief Counseling and Help

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The Animation Guild is here to assist you in finding the help you might need during times of grief through the Motion Picture Industry Health Plan. Most members are enrolled in the Anthem Blue Cross PPO. Under this plan, mental health benefits are carried through Optum. In-network providers have a $5 copay. You can search…

2019 TAG Executive Board Nominees Announced

Alexandra Drosu / October 2, 2019

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Nominations for Animation Guild President, Vice President, Business Representative, Recording Secretary, Sergeant-at-Arms and 11 Executive Board seats took place at the General Membership Meeting on Sept. 24. The meeting was attended by more than 200 Animation Guild members. Members can meet the candidates and ask questions at a Candidate Forum on Oct. 22, 2019, 7…

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