Category: TAG News

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…

TAG Members Reveal New Year Resolutions for 2021

Alexandra Drosu / January 19, 2021

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It’s the start of a new year and most of us couldn’t wait for the clock to strike midnight so we could welcome 2021. We asked a few Animation Guild members to share their WFH New Year’s resolutions. Here are some of their answers. “My WFH-related resolution will be 1 minute of squat, 1 minute…

CG Artists Come Together: New Committee Formed

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Many crafts within the Animation Guild have come together to connect, identify craft-specific needs and work together towards mutual goals. However, there was one significant group of TAG members who weren’t being represented—CG artists. “The general membership meetings are great to get an overview of important things going on in the guild, but many of…

Home for the Holidays: Staying away from work can be hard!

Alexandra Drosu / December 14, 2020

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Chances are, you’ve been working from home for the past nine months. Half-dressed kids or needy pets still occasionally pop up in your Zoom meetings, but overall, TAG members have done a pretty good job of creating a healthy work-life balance. But what if you want to tip that scale completely to one side and…

TAG Resolutions Pass at D2 Convention

Alexandra Drosu / November 2, 2020

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At the recent D2 Convention held on Saturday, October 24th, The Animation Guild delegates submitted four resolutions to the assembly and all four passed. Here we briefly summarize the resolutions. Resolution to Research Health Insurance Inclusion of Autism Spectrum Disorder Screening, Diagnosis,  Treatment, and Intervention In Our Health Insurance Plans IATSE members and their dependents…

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