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Are You Ready for Ratification?

Cartoon of voter and ballot boxOnce an agreement is reached between TAG and the AMPTP, the next step is the vote to ratify the agreement. All TAG members in good standing are eligible to vote.

In order to become a member in good standing of The Animation Guild:

  1. You must completely pay application fee and all dues, initiation fees, and assessments so that no monies are owed to The Animation Guild.
  2. You must complete and return the paper membership application form to the The Animation Guild. The form will be processed by the Guild office and sent to our parent union, the IATSE office in New York.
  3. The IATSE office in New York must approve the application and send it back to the Guild office.
  4. Once all dues and fees are paid, and all membership application processing is completed by both offices, individuals become members in good standing.

For those undergoing the application process, approval can take up to 30 days—do this now so you will be eligible to vote.  

You can contact membership@tag839.org at the Guild office to check your voting eligibility and make arrangements for any payments necessary.