The M.P.S.C. Local 839 IATSE, the labor union for screen cartoonists
and CGI artists and technicians in southern California, has updated
their AWN page with the July 2000 edition of their newsletter,
Peg-Board," and with the American Animation Institute's
catalogue. The July "Peg-Board" includes: What's Happening In
Animation; From The President; From The Business Representative;
That's All, Folks: Canadian Animation In Turmoil; Which Nelvana Exec
Is Telling The Truth?; Canastego's Inspiration [Cartoon]; News And
Rumors; Which Feature Was Produced Non-Union?; District 2 Meets In
Phoenix; AAI Offers A ***Free*** Portfolio Class; At The Water
Cooler; Classifieds; and In Memoriam.
The fall semester of classes at the American Animation Institute will
include a new class in Presentation and Concept Development taught by
Phil Mendez. Additional classes will be taught by Suzan Averitt,
Steve Brown, Diana Coco, Jim Franzen, Karl Gnass, Bud Hester, Cotty
Kilbanks, Jan Naylor, Bob Quinn, Glenn Vilppu and Roy Wilson.
Up-to-date information on collective bargaining agreements can be
found on the Union
Web site. In addition to the Local 839 contract,
the Web site features the IATSE's contract with The Secret Lab (TSL),
formerly DreamQuest; IATSE Local 16 and 600's contract with
Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) in San Francisco; and IATSE Local
843's contract with Walt Disney Feature Animation Florida in Orlando.
With this information, you will be able to compare and contrast
conditions at the various union shops serviced by units of the IATSE,
Local 839's parent organization.