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‘The Simpsons,’ ‘Family Guy,’ ‘American Dad!’ Production and IT Workers Win Voluntary Union Recognition

Production and IT workers at The Simpsons, Family Guy and American Dad! who have been attempting to unionize have won voluntary recognition from management, according to The Animation Guild. TAG business representative Steve Kaplan signed three voluntary recognition agreements on Friday, and a card check performed by an independent arbitrator will be happening soon, according […]

Animation Guild Members Ratify New Three-Year Contract

Members of The Animation Guild have voted to ratify a new three-year deal with the studios and streamers that establishes new job tiers for animation writers and solidifies an approach to remote work. Eighty-seven percent of members who participated in the process voted to ratify the agreement, the Guild announced on Tuesday, while 13 percent […]

Animation Guild Organizer Outlines Renewed Push to Build Labor Power

The Animation Guild has been on a roll. Since the start of the year, the 70-year-old IATSE Local — which bargains on behalf of more than 5,000 members who work as animation artists, writers and technicians — has established new unions on the series Rick and Morty and Solar Opposites as well as at the […]

Animation Guild Seeks to Unionize IT Workers in ‘Simpsons,’ ‘Family Guy,’ ‘American Dad!’ Push

The Animation Guild is making an unprecedented effort to unionize IT workers in a new organizing bid at The Simpsons, Family Guy and American Dad! The Guild (TAG) revealed on Thursday that it is looking to unionize around 100 production workers and IT workers at all three 20th Television Animation shows. While TAG has made […]

‘Solar Opposites’ Production Workers Vote to Join Animation Guild

Production workers on the animated alien sitcom Solar Opposites have voted to join The Animation Guild in a National Labor Relations Board election. The eight-member bargaining unit unanimously voted to join the Guild (IATSE Local 839), the union says. (The Hollywood Reporter has reached out to the show’s distributor, Hulu, for comment.) The vote count took […]

Animation Guild Organizers Call for “New Era” at Rally Amid Negotiations

Members and supporters of The Animation Guild convened at a sun-soaked parking lot in Burbank on Sunday to voice their support for a “new deal for animation” as the union continues to be locked in prolonged negotiations with studios over a new three-year master agreement. The #NewDeal4Animation solidarity rally, which took place outside IATSE Local 80’s […]

Titmouse L.A. Production Workers File to Unionize With The Animation Guild

Nearly two months after their colleagues in New York successfully unionized, production workers at Titmouse Los Angeles have filed to be represented in collective bargaining by The Animation Guild. The petition for a union election was filed with the National Labor Relations Board on Feb. 28, but TAG (IATSE Local 839) says in a press […]

‘Rick and Morty,’ ‘Solar Opposites’ Production Workers File to Unionize With Animation Guild

Production workers at Rick & Morty and Solar Opposites filed a petition on Tuesday for a union election with the National Labor Relations Board in a bid to join The Animation Guild. Workers announced that they had filed to unionize with TAG (IATSE Local 839) on Twitter on Tuesday, which the union confirmed later in […]