What every guild member should know about their collective agreement. A brief summary of the main sections of the CBA. The Animation Guild Local 839 and its parent union, the International Alliance of Theatrical and Stage Employees (IATSE), negotiate contracts called “collective agreements” (BCAs) that govern the minimum wages, hours, conditions and benefits for their members employed in the signatory establishments. The contractual terms, which apply retroactively to July 29, 2018, are generally equivalent to those obtained in the new agreement reached for IATSE`s 13 local studios on the West Coast, including a 3% salary increase each year of the pact. According to the guilds` summary (read it here), the pact also provides for “improvements in production coverage for streaming services” and “preserves health and retirement benefits.” The new Guild Animation Agreement offers the same minimum wage, health care, and retirement increases as the IATSE Hollywood Basic Agreement, which was concluded in November 2002 and ratified in February 2003. Led by Thomas C. Short, President of IATSE, Guild Director Kevin Koch and Guild Business Representative Steve Hulett, the agreement was reached on March 20 during a one-day meeting with representatives from Adelaide Productions, Cartoon Network, Columbia, Disney, DreamWorks, Fox, MGM, RichCrest, Universal and Warner Bros. All of the Animation Guild`s current collective agreements exist with employers in Southern California. IATSE and other AI residents are responsible for the animations in other parts of the United States and Canada. Starting in December 2019, the following animation studios have been signed with animation Guild: TOLUCA LAKE – International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employes (IATSE) Local 839, animation Guild and Affiliated Optical Electronic and Graphic Arts, which represent more than 2,000 members in television and film animation production, have entered into a new three-year agreement with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP). After the employer has been organized and a collective agreement has been signed, employees are often brought to membership with no introductory fees. . .