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California Bill AB 3080 Proposes End to Forced Arbitration

Rusteen Honardoost / August 9, 2018

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The California IATSE Council, of which the Animation Guild is a member, is lobbying in support of Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher’s (D-San Diego) bill AB 3080 which would end to the practice of forced arbitration clauses in employee contracts. Leaders of the #MeToo movement assert that these agreements prevent victims of sexual harassment from coming…

Update on Negotiations – End of July 2018

Jason MacLeod / July 31, 2018

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Last Thursday morning, the IATSE Basic negotiations concluded. While our own negotiations are still planned for August 28-30, here are the terms of the tentative IATSE Basic Agreement that most directly relate to Animation Guild members. Key Gains: No reductions to health and pension. For retirees, 13th and 14th checks continue for those that have qualified for them,…

What To Do If You’re a Part of the Animation Wage-Fixing Lawsuit

Rusteen Honardoost / July 23, 2018

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We are hearing reports from members that the first checks in relation to the Animation Workers Antitrust Litigation have begun to arrive in the mail. These payments are from a settlement reached between the class action lawsuit and the animation studios alleged to have engaged in wage fixing. While the Animation Guild is not managing this…

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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The wage-fixing web: chart courtesy Bloomberg Graphics

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 –…

The Animation Guild Elections

Steve Hulett / November 15, 2016

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The Animation Guild’s officer elections have been taking place by mail since October 11th. On Saturday, November 12th, the ballots for Business Representative, Sergeant-At-Arms, and eleven executive board seats were counted. Here are the results. … NEW ANIMATION GUILD OFFICERS BUSINESS REPRESENTATIVE Jason MacLeod SERGEANT AT ARMS Robert St. Pierre EXECUTIVE BOARD Bronwen Barry Jeanette…

TAG Election — 12 Days Left

Steve Hulett / October 31, 2016

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The Animation Guild’s officer elections is ongoing, with competitive races for Business Representative, Sergeant-At Arms, and Executive Board Members. Ballots were mailed to members on October 11th; ballots will be counted on November 12th, 2016 by the American Arbitration Association. All ballots from active members in good standing must be received no later than November…

Who Works Where

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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…

Notes — Craft Meetings

Steve Hulett / September 15, 2016

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The Guild has been holding craft meetings over the past five weeks. Below find the notes for all meetings that have taken place in the upstairs meeting hall at 1105 N. Hollywood Way, Burbank, California: Craft Meeting #1 — Board Artists and Revisionists One year into the 2015-2018 contract, there are 3750 people at signator…