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DreamWorks Animation Production Workers Vote to Unionize

By Dan Sarto | Friday, April 5, 2024 at 8:00am

After almost four years of organizing, 160 TV and feature productions workers join The Animation Guild (TAG), IATSE Local 839, and The Editors Guild, IATSE Local 700, in a NLRB election.

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Nickelodeon Animation Workers Ratify TAG Union Contract

After nearly 1 year of negotiations, the studio’s animation production workers ratified a new contract prioritizing their well-being and professional development. 

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Warner Recognizes Unionization for WB Animation, Cartoon Network Production Workers

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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Powerhouse Animation Agrees to Voluntarily Recognize Union

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.

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Production Workers at Walt Disney Animation Studio Unionize

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, March 8, 2023 at 11:12am

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.

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Nickelodeon Animation Agrees to Voluntarily Recognize Production Workers

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, January 17, 2023 at 4:08pm

Production staff to be represented by The Animation Guild in upcoming negotiations after overwhelmingly deciding to unionize early last month.

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Nickelodeon Studios Production Workers Vote to Unionize

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.

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2022 Animation Guild Officers and Executive Board Announced

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.

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‘Rick and Morty’ and ‘Solar Opposites’ Workers Move to Unionize

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.

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Titmouse NY Workers Vote to Unionize with The Animation Guild

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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Join the Conversation on February 16: ‘Drawing Ourselves: Being Black in Animation’

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.