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Are You Ready for Ratification?

Kim Fay / March 10, 2022

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Once an agreement is reached between TAG and the AMPTP, the next step is the vote to ratify the agreement. All TAG members in good standing are eligible to vote. In order to become a member in good standing of The Animation Guild: You must completely pay application fee and all dues, initiation fees, and…

Make a Difference as a D2 Delegate

Kim Fay / February 28, 2022

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Your Chance to Make a Change Every year The Animation Guild sends Delegates to the IATSE District 2 Convention wherever it’s being hosted. In 2020, the 76th Convention was scheduled to take place in June, but the pandemic and stay-at-home orders delayed the convention until October and then forced it online, where Delegates carried out…

Afternoon of Remembrance to Honor our Animation Family

Kim Fay / January 27, 2022

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For more than 25 years, The Animation Guild and ASIFA-Hollywood have hosted an Afternoon of Remembrance, a yearly, non-denominational event honoring those in the animation industry who passed away. This year the event will be held virtually on February 5 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.PST. Those who would like to attend can register at animationguild.org/AOR2022….

2021 Post-it Note Show a huge success!

Alexandra Drosu / December 6, 2021

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For the third year, The Animation Guild’s Political Action League Committee hosted it’s annual Post-it Note Show featuring submissions from the Guild’s talented members. When the show launched in 2019 as an in-person auction, 237 submissions raised $1,915 for the IATSE PAC. The following year, the pandemic required the event’s planner Field Rep and Political…

Master Agreement Negotiations Update

Alexandra Drosu / August 2, 2021

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Our Animation Guild Master Agreement negotiations with the AMPTP (the Employers) traditionally take place after the IATSE concludes negotiations for the Basic Agreement. Our agreement references the appropriate sections of the Basic Agreement to provide MPI participation in Animation.  MPI currently has over 55,000 participants which include  members of the IATSE in sister Guilds like…

Preview: 2021 District 2 Convention Resolutions

Alexandra Drosu / July 19, 2021

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The 2021 IATSE District 2 Convention will be held virtually this coming Sunday, July 25th. For the third year in a row, The Animation Guild delegation will propose a record number of resolutions to be introduced and voted on by the delegates of the IATSE Locals in Arizona, California, Hawai‘i, and Nevada that make up…

Meet TAG Organizer Ben Speight

Alexandra Drosu / July 6, 2021

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With an interest in the labor movement that dates back to his college years, Ben Speight,  our new Animation Guild organizer, shares lessons learned from his first organizing experience, why he feels that organizing is the key to reducing inequality, and his belief in the importance of committed worker activists.  Tell us a little bit…

COVID-19 Prevention Training, Contract Services, and You

Alexandra Drosu / July 5, 2021

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As studios begin asking Animation Guild members to return to work it’s important to be aware of what requirements you need to fulfill in order to do so safely.  In September 2020, the Producers and the Hollywood Unions (including The Animation Guild) agreed in the COVID-19 Return to Work Agreement that all Union members are…

Negotiations Town Hall #3 Recap: How do we win?

Alexandra Drosu / May 28, 2021

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In the previous Town Halls, we covered the broad strokes of negotiations. Panelists from the Negotiations Committee spoke about their past experiences in negotiations and shared details of the ongoing work being done in this current cycle. We also reviewed the contract negotiations process, including how proposals are created, who is in the room, and…

Negotiations Town Hall #2: What do the employers want?

Alexandra Drosu / May 10, 2021

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In our previous Town Hall “What Do We Want?,” we discussed some of the basics of negotiations and what the Guild’s goals are in each negotiations cycle. In our second town hall, “What Do the Employers Want?,” we delved into the specifics of the negotiations process through the lens of the employers. We discussed how…

Know Your Worth: Wage Survey FAQs

Alexandra Drosu / March 31, 2021

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Employers are at their strongest when information about wages is kept secret. After all, if you don’t know how much your colleagues are making, how can you know if you’re getting a fair rate? By completing the anonymous, confidential wage survey, you and your fellow Guild members will be able to know what the job…

Working Together to Stop Hate: A Statement About Anti-Asian Violence

Alexandra Drosu / March 17, 2021

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The Animation Guild condemns anti-Asian and anti-Pacific Islander violence and bigotry as a direct assault on our principles of diversity, equity, inclusion and humanity. We share a statement from Roger Oda, Co-Chair of the Guild’s People of Color Committee, rejecting these horrible actions and calling for more dialogue to fight against harmful stereotypes. Forever A…

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