When you join The Animation Guild and work under its jurisdiction, you have the protection of a Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) that spells out working conditions, wage minimums, and much more. Individually, workers don’t have much leverage over their employer to improve working conditions or increase benefits; however, together they wield much more power.
Some good things that Unions, like The Animation Guild, negotiate for their members include high-quality employer paid health care plans, pension plans (we have two!), wage minimums, free or reduced-cost skills training and more. Learn more about Benefits here. Our Union even has an optional 401(k) plan to help our members save more for their retirement years. And, when an employer fails to live up to their end of the bargain, the Union can represent the interests of its members by using the grievance process.