Category: Union News

SAG-AFTRA TV Animation Members Vote Yes for Strike Authorization

Rusteen Honardoost / July 19, 2018

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The Screen Actors Guild has announced that it’s members voted 98.27% in favor of a TV Animation strike authorization. The dispute concerns the guild’s new media contract which SAG-AFTRA asserts does not pay scale wages or residuals. The intent of the vote is to give the SAG-AFTRA negotiating party leverage in their negotiations with the…

How does Janus affect The Animation Guild? More Than You Think

Rusteen Honardoost / June 30, 2018

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This month the Supreme Court moved to weaken unions nationwide by ruling in the Janus case that public sector employees “no longer have to pay a so-called agency fee, typically about 80 percent of union dues, if they choose not to belong to a union.” While this ruling is limited only to our comrades in the public…

Employment and Gender Diversity

Jason MacLeod / March 25, 2018

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The Animation Guild now has approximately 4230 artists, writers and technicians under its jurisdiction at studios in and around Los Angeles. Of these, slightly more than 25% are women. The female/male breakdowns at the Animation Guild’s larger signator studios are as follows: EMPLOYMENT BY STUDIO — WOMEN — (TOTAL EMPLOYEES) Bento Box — 17 —…

Wage Stagnation

Jason MacLeod / August 7, 2017

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Wage stagnation is a problem for everybody, including recent college graduates. “Wage stagnation” is the term used to describe the situation many workers find themselves in – no real change in their earning power over significant periods of time. This is like getting stuck on the first rung of the ladder, unable to climb any…

The Animation Wage-Fixing Lawsuit

Jason MacLeod / February 22, 2017

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Here’s what you need to know about the wage-fixing lawsuit. It’s real. Make sure your contact details are correct. www.animationlawsuit.com If you worked at any of the following companies during the time periods listed, read the FAQ below to see if your job title is listed. If yes, you’re a class member. Pixar (2004 –…

Who Works Where

Steve Hulett / October 31, 2016

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… gender-wise. The Animation Guild now has 3,794 artists, writers and technicians working under its jurisdiction at studios in and around Los Angeles. Of these, slightly more than 23% are women. The female/male breakdowns at the Animation Guild’s larger signator studios are as follows: … EMPLOYMENT BY STUDIO — WOMEN — (TOTAL EMPLOYEES) Cartoon Network…

The Guild Contract … One Year In

Steve Hulett / July 5, 2016

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THE 2015-2018 ANIMATION GUILD CONTRACT We are now twelve months into the latest Animation Guild contract, one of the best the Guild has negotiated in long time. 365 days ago: There are no rollbacks in wage minimums, and TAG negotiated higher contribution hours for storyboard artists working under “unit rates”, as well as improved hours…

TAG at CTN 2015!

Steve Kaplan / November 20, 2015

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The Animation Guild is happy to be attending the CTN Animation Expo this weekend at the Burbank Marriott Hotel. For the sixth year in a row, we look forward to speaking with animation professionals and enthusiasts, sharing how we strive to keep the benefits and workplace conditions in the animation industry the best they possibly…

Film Roman Purchase

Steve Hulett / November 13, 2015

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This has been in the offing for some time: Waterman Entertainment has bought Film Roman — best known as the source animator for “The Simpsons” — for an undisclosed price from Starz Media. Waterman is headed by Steve Waterman, who has exec producer credits on “Stuart Little” and “Alvin and the Chipmunks.” Film Roman’s Dana…

TSL Negotiations Moved to 2016

Steve Kaplan / November 4, 2015

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The Guild has just received word that the up-coming negotiations between the IATSE and Walt Disney Feature Animation has been rescheduled for 2016. In the October Pegboard, the lead article spoke of the impending negotiations being scheduled for the month of November. Unfortunately, it seems schedules have conflicted and the negotiations are going to be…

Jobs Email Archive Available!

Steve Kaplan / November 2, 2015

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Accidentally delete that email with the latest job posting? Did you hear about a posting and not get a copy in your Inbox? Now there’s a way you can review the latest job posts that have been sent out: Jobs Email Archive Thanks to the latest features in MailChimp, the bulk email program we use,…

Productions Around Town

Steve Hulett / September 8, 2015

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Los Angeles doesn’t have a monopoly on animation work, not by a long shot. But L.A. does have a goodly amount of television and theatrical cartoon production going on at the present time. We list a large part of it below. (Please understand that shows and features are constantly in development and/or production, so the…

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