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What you need to ask when you get hired

Alexandra Drosu / February 27, 2023

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Field Representative Leslie Simmons shares some advice about questions members should ask when they’re getting hired at a studio signed to a TAG agreement.   First and foremost, there is certain information the studio is obligated to share with you upon hiring. In the most recent TAG Master Agreement, the Union and studios came to an agreement to…

Afternoon of Remembrance

Alexandra Drosu / January 18, 2023

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On Sunday, February 26th at noon, the animation community in LA will come together at the Animation Guild in Burbank for our annual Afternoon of Remembrance. A non-denominational service where we remember, laugh, cry, and share stories, as we say one more goodbye to all our friends who left us in 2022. We will be celebrating…

Executive Board Members Honor Martin Luther King Jr.’s Legacy

Alexandra Drosu / January 17, 2023

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On Saturday, Jan. 14, the LA Federation of Labor brought together people from all of the Los Angeles labor unions to celebrate the life and teachings of Martin Luther King, Jr. at a breakfast event. Guest speakers include labor leaders, faith leaders and elected leaders, and all were united in reminding attendees that all labor…

Looking back at 2022

Alexandra Drosu / January 9, 2023

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As we look back on TAG in 2022, the words “first,” “historic,” and “unprecedented” occur often. TAG grew in L.A. TAG grew across the country. TAG members are more active than ever before. Read about some highlights from a truly successful year. JANUARY TAG hit the ground running in 2022. For the first time since…

Fitness Club Discounts

Kim Fay / December 12, 2022

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TAG’s MPI health insurance plans offer numerous wellness benefits. For those with Anthem BlueCross, Kaiser Permanente, and Health Net, members are eligible for Active&Fit which offers $25/month or significantly discounted rates for gyms and fitness clubs. The process to join a gym is different for each provider. To find out what gyms and fitness clubs are…

Petition Alert

Kim Fay / August 1, 2022

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The LA Fed has shared an important alert from SEIU-UHW. The healthcare worker members of SEIU-UHW recently won a $25 minimum wage for private sector healthcare workers in the cities of Los Angeles and Downey. In an attempt to overturn this hard-won victory, hospital corporate executives are collecting signatures for a referendum to repeal the minimum wage law….

Preview: 2022 District 2 Convention Resolutions

Kim Fay / June 17, 2022

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The 2022 IATSE District 2 Convention will be held in San Francisco June 24th-26th. For the fourth 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 District…

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….

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…