After nearly five months of discussions with the studio, an agreement has been reached for 50 animation production workers to unionize under The Animation Guild IATSE Local 839.
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10 remote Walt Disney Animation Studios employees are seeking official unionization election, setting the stage for a potential shift in the animation industry's approach to remote work.
After the studio refused to recognize their organization efforts this past March because of issues with job titles, 63 employees, including coordinators, managers, and supervisors, have now successfully voted to join The Animation Guild.
The workers join the latest wave of industry artists calling for protections afforded their union colleagues; group follows Marvel VFX workers as only the 2nd ever VFX worker NLRB filing.
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Effort marks the first organizing campaign for The Animation Guild, IATSE Local 839, outside the continental United States.
The Animation Guild will represent artists and production workers in upcoming negotiations at the studio; Texas becomes the first Right-to-Work state to have union-represented animation workers.
The studio’s union workers’ unanimous vote to ratify their first collective bargaining agreement highlights their determination to create fair and favorable working conditions.
Effort marks the first organizing campaign for The Animation Guild in a right-to-work state and TAG’s third outside L.A. County after successful unionization at Titmouse and Late Night Cartoons in New York.
IATSE Local 839 claims the studio has denied its request to voluntarily recognize the group of workers, preferring a NLRB election where it is attempting to exclude production supervisors and production managers from voting based on their job titles.
Production staff to be represented by The Animation Guild in upcoming negotiations after overwhelmingly deciding to unionize early last month.
The largest bargaining unit of production workers to organize under The Animation Guild may head to the National Labor Review Board as studio opts to exclude certain workers based on job title, denying them the same rights and protections as other artists covered by a separate collective bargaining agreement.
Of the Animation Guild IATSE Local 839’s new set of officers, 3 out of 5 re-elected, with an additional 11 members chosen to serve on the executive board; electees will be sworn into office in December when their 3-year terms begins.
The show's animation workers become second NY group in the last 30 years to vote for representation by The Animation Guild, IATSE Local 839, following Titmouse’s historic vote in January 2022.
The voluntary move by 20th Television Animation comes as TAG members ratify its 2021-2024 Master Agreement.
After months of negotiations, the 2021-2024 Animation Guild Master Agreement gets ratified with overwhelming support and a historic voter turnout.
Following in the footsteps of workers at Titmouse NY and LA, and ShadowMachine, the series’ production staffs file to join The Animation Guild and begin collective bargaining.
New deal includes retroactive wage increases, gains for animation writers, and the addition of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day as a covered holiday.
The animation company’s production workers are the fifth group this year choosing to join The Animation Guild, IATSE Local 839; Titmouse NY kicked off the unionization push in January 2022 with Titmouse LA following suit in March.
Petition for a union election has been filed with the NLRB, and The Animation Guild has begun working with studio leadership towards a path for voluntary recognition.
The workers file to join The Animation Guild in a push for increased benefits and protections after their productions’ parent studios declined to voluntarily recognize them.
A collective voice to members across the animation industry, TAG has a storied history of advocacy and representation; early accomplishments include organizing Hanna-Barbera productions in 1958, followed in 1980 with the establishment of the American Animation Institute, and most recently extending its reach outside of LA with the organization of workers at Titmouse NY.
Studio recognizes union in historic vote marking Local 839‘s milestone of representation outside of Los Angeles County; this comes on the heels of last year’s vote by Titmouse Vancouver to organize under Canadian Animation Union IATSE Local 938.
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