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Negotiations Town Hall #2: What do the employers want?

Alexandra Drosu / May 10, 2021

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In our previous Town Hall “What Do We Want?,” we discussed some of the basics of negotiations and what the Guild’s goals are in each negotiations cycle. In our second town hall, “What Do the Employers Want?,” we delved into the specifics of the negotiations process through the lens of the employers. We discussed how…

Negotiations Town Hall: What do we want?

Alexandra Drosu / April 29, 2021

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On Apr. 27th, The Animation Guild held its first Town Hall in preparation for negotiations. This meeting aimed to inform members about the negotiations process, introduce the Negotiations Committee, and share details about the proposal process. If you were unable to attend the event, please take a moment to review some of the “non-sensitive” information…

Know Your Worth: Wage Survey FAQs

Alexandra Drosu / March 31, 2021

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Employers are at their strongest when information about wages is kept secret. After all, if you don’t know how much your colleagues are making, how can you know if you’re getting a fair rate? By completing the anonymous, confidential wage survey, you and your fellow Guild members will be able to know what the job…

Working Together to Stop Hate: A Statement About Anti-Asian Violence

Alexandra Drosu / March 17, 2021

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The Animation Guild condemns anti-Asian and anti-Pacific Islander violence and bigotry as a direct assault on our principles of diversity, equity, inclusion and humanity. We share a statement from Roger Oda, Co-Chair of the Guild’s People of Color Committee, rejecting these horrible actions and calling for more dialogue to fight against harmful stereotypes. Forever A…

Announcing the TAG Timing Committee

Alexandra Drosu / March 15, 2021

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The Timing Group has now officially been approved to become the TAG Timing Committee! The Timing Committee’s goals are to maintain dialogue among animation timing directors, monitor industry working conditions, facilitate networking opportunities, maintain outreach in cooperation with other Union Classifications, and heighten awareness and visibility of our invaluable contribution to animation productions.  The Timing…

Represent TAG at the District 2 Convention!

Alexandra Drosu / March 1, 2021

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The IATSE is made up of 12 Districts across the United States and Canada. Every year, each of the Districts hosts a convention and each local in the District sends Delegates to participate. At the 2021 Virtual District 2 Convention, TAG sent one of the largest delegations of the conference and brought four resolutions forward that…

New Member Spotlight

Alexandra Drosu / February 1, 2021

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At the last General Membership Meeting, a group of talented new members were sworn in. Here, a few share about their lives, inspirations and what it means to them to join TAG. Alex “WhiteTreeFox” Burke Tell us a little about yourself and your career. I’m a California native, and I have unicorn hair! While I’ve…

Paying Tribute

Alexandra Drosu / January 19, 2021

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For the last 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 have passed away. This year the event will be held virtually on January 30 and those who would like to attend can register at tiny.cc/TAGAOR. Here, we pay tribute…

TAG Members Reveal New Year Resolutions for 2021

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It’s the start of a new year and most of us couldn’t wait for the clock to strike midnight so we could welcome 2021. We asked a few Animation Guild members to share their WFH New Year’s resolutions. Here are some of their answers. “My WFH-related resolution will be 1 minute of squat, 1 minute…

CG Artists Come Together: New Committee Formed

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Many crafts within the Animation Guild have come together to connect, identify craft-specific needs and work together towards mutual goals. However, there was one significant group of TAG members who weren’t being represented—CG artists. “The general membership meetings are great to get an overview of important things going on in the guild, but many of…

Home for the Holidays: Staying away from work can be hard!

Alexandra Drosu / December 14, 2020

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Chances are, you’ve been working from home for the past nine months. Half-dressed kids or needy pets still occasionally pop up in your Zoom meetings, but overall, TAG members have done a pretty good job of creating a healthy work-life balance. But what if you want to tip that scale completely to one side and…

Support the IATSE Toy Drive

Alexandra Drosu / December 8, 2020

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our IATSE Live Entertainment Union sisters and brothers have faced prolonged unemployment with an unforeseeable end in sight. As we all know, the ramifications of long term unemployment can be devastating. For those of us who have been lucky enough to weather the COVID-19 storm, this is our chance to…

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