In 2018, the agreement between Nickelodeon and The Animation Guild reached the end of it’s term. The Animation Guild formed a negotiation committee made up of members working at Nickelodeon to renegotiate the agreement. The committee met with representatives from the studio over a few months, and has an agreement to present to the members working at the studio for ratification. The committee is proud of the work that was done and recommends the membership vote to approve the new agreement.
Some of what was achieved is:
- All of the gains from the 2018-2021 TAG Master Agreement (read about those negotiations here)
- Nickelodeon provides 10 paid holidays annually and sets the date for those holidays each year.
- Renaming of “Texture Artist” and “Lead Texture Artist” to “Look Development Artist” and “Lead Look Development Artist” respectively.
- Asset Finaler wage was increased 20% before the wage increases, and simplified to Journey level only.
A ratification vote will be held at the studio on May 29th in the first floor Multipurpose Room between 6:00pm and 8:00pm. Please be sure to stop by and cast your vote between those times!
Please feel free to review the two Memorandum of Agreements that detail the changes that were achieved linked in the blue boxes on the right side of this page.