Members of The Animation Guild, IASTE Local 839 (TAG), have overwhelmingly voted in favor of ratifying the 2021-2024 Animation Guild Master Agreement.
The ratification comes after a temporary agreement was struck between TAG and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) back in May. At the time, representatives from both organizations had put in nearly a month’s worth of working days on the negotiations, which began in late 2021 and ran through spring 2022. TAG members then had the month of June to vote in favor, or against, ratification of the agreement.
Of valid votes cast by Guild members in June, 87% were in favor of ratifying the agreement. This ratification vote saw a historic turnout with the number of voting TAG members tripling since the last time a similar vote was held. (When Guild members voted on a new contract in 2018, 1,081 members voted out of 3,695.)