Production staff to be represented by The Animation Guild in upcoming negotiations after overwhelmingly deciding to unionize early last month.
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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 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.
New deal includes retroactive wage increases, gains for animation writers, and the addition of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day as a covered holiday.
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.
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.
In celebration of Black History Month, The Animation Guild and Black Artists Group will present a free online event exploring the contributions of Black animation pioneers.