In October 2019, several TAG members working at BentoBox shared an issue with Guild leadership—color designers were doing background design work but not being categorized in the correct classification.
After entering into a grievance process with the studio, the issue has now been amicably resolved as follows:
- As of January 1, 2020, Color Designers doing Background Design will be classified and compensated in accordance with the Background Design classification in the Master Agreement.
- The company has agreed to make payments totaling $30,664.79 in wages and corrective MPI contributions.
Thanks to the engaged Guild members who brought this issue to the Guild’s attention. If you have a question about your rights under the Master Agreement or are concerned about a contract issue, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.