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.
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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.
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.
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.
The 2D character animation veteran discusses the unionization of the New York-based animation studio, the history of animation studio unions, and resources for others interested in the unionization of their animation workplace.
The company’s decision means that the newly formed GWA will now seek certification by way of union election.
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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Jeanette Moreno King sworn in as new president, Steve Kaplan as new business representative, with 10 new members joining executive board.
Offer made to provide support for those workers affected by the studio’s abrupt closure on December 11.
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98.7% membership ‘Yes’ vote supports guild fight to win scale wages and residuals for animated programs made for streaming platforms like Netflix and Amazon.