Did the Color Design issues get addressed?
The Color Designer Committee strove to reach parity with other design crafts. Parity was not achieved; however, they did secure a significant increase (between 4-12% above general wage increases) to the minimum rates to close that gap by a third. The agreement also states that should a Color Designer be asked to perform background painting they should be paid the minimum rate of a Background Artist for the work. The Color Designer classification will also be removed from the “Ink and Paint” section to a more appropriate placement. Lastly, Color Design Supervisors will receive the key rate of 15% above the minimum Journey rate.