- Category: CGI
31 Jul 2010
An excellent article on effects editors as artist needing portable benefits, employers who respect labor laws, and retirement plans...
Here is some news, while VFX facilities and Scott Ross have talked the talk about giving artists portable benefits, respecting labor laws, and creating retirement plans, The Animation Guild has walked the walk for almost the past 60 years.
- They provide not one, not two, but 3 retirement plans. I was vested in over $13,000 dollars after only 450 hours of service each year without paying a dime. I even posted my IAP statement as proof.
- They provide great health insurance that lasted for 17 months AFTER I left the guild to work at a non-union vfx house. In fact, Steve Hulett did a comparison of the Guild health plan to the health plan provided by Digital Domain. DD’s health insurance was a total joke. Best of all, these benefits were portable if I ended up at another guild facility.
- They have cracked down on employers who violate labor laws. Recently, TAG offered access to their lawyers to help unpaid VFX interns get paid.