Issues for VFX

Unpaid overtime; misclassification of employees as subcontractors and the illegal use of 1099’s for billing purposes; non-existent, meager, or non-transferable healthcare benefits and savings plans; no sick days or vacation days; students serving as unpaid roto artists: these are all possibilities facing workers at non-union facilities.

Unionized employees operate under a contract that provides benefits and sets rules and regulations to address these issues. For companies large and small, the IATSE plays a key role in protecting workers on film and television sets, in editing bays and animation studios. The portable benefits that working union affords employees working both full-time and freelance allows for healthcare and pension continuity and workplace protections.