Organizers for the IATSE will be holding informational meetings in LA and Vancouver this Sunday:
The Shebeen in the back of the Irish Heather on Carroll Street
February 13, 12.00pm
Dorothy Green Park, Santa Monica
February 13, 1.00pm
You can email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
I’ve been hearing a bit about artists being really interested in attending meetings just never know where to get the info. Luckily the Animation Guild and Vancouver local 891 have a website to post this information. I’m really dissapointed in the national IATSE’s ability to get a website going so they can get more information out. This only helps spread more misinformation.
Take fishermen for example. Yeah the water is full of hungry fish, you have the rod, the boat, and some great bait but with no hook you can’t reel them in. A website is the hook.
It’s like trying to apply for a VFX job with no demo reel. A union trying to organize without rep cards. Or as Kanye West would put it:
Feeling like Katrina with no fema
Like Martin with no Gina
Like a flight with no visa
Get it? They certainly win on substance (one of the best portable health/retirement plans, enforcement of labor law) but lose on style (no website, no flyers, no information). I encourage you to attend and urge them to get a good website with good information out. We want a good union. Tough love is good.