VFX workers in Hollywood are rubbing elbows with the IATSE while publicizing their frustrations as they begin to organize. In the process, a Disney/Marvel Studios-employed special effects technician aired his grievances about heavy work loads, difficult deadlines, and what he feels are low pay rates. Given that streaming TV shows resulted in the number of VFX workers paling in comparison to open positions, one can expect this fight to heat up, and fast.
Nickelodeon Animation Studios workers saw 177 production workers join the IATSE under the Animation Guild label. The workers seek significant raises in order to afford the high cost of living in Los Angeles.
HarperCollins workers reached the two-month mark in their UAW strike while claiming that they have neither seen nor heard any response from the publishing house. In mid-January, the workers took their rally into full public view outside the company’s Manhattan headquarters.