Adventures with SNAKEBITE

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Posted by SNAKEBITE on March 10, 2000 at 01:03:16:

In Reply to: Re: Adventures In Broadband posted by Kevin on March 09, 2000 at 23:56:23:

: SB, this makes no sense to me. I don't think you can just join the union. If union studios had the policy that you couldn't be hired without already being in the union, then NO one could ever join the union again. The union would be closed to new membership. The union sure doesn't want that, hence their policy. My hunch is that the opposite is more likely, i.e., that a nonunion shop would be reluctant to hire a union member, since the union animator might be more likely to sign the rep card. BTW, what's a "player hater"?

Well "K" if it doesn't make sense to you, its probably wrong...What you stated was not what I had said, again ,I can only speak from experience and believe me when it was goin down I wasn't there sayin "Well that makes sense", I was quite upset, I had completed sample pages, time was invested. I was told that the company had a contract with the Union limiting there employees to Union members only, Now Im not sayin that this is valid, only what I was told. Besides, a individual does not need a union job to be a union member.Some people join in hopes of employment and solid representation, they pay dues for months before job opportunities arrise, what do they get for those dues?, where does that money go?, are portfolio reviews set up for members?, does the Union make sure artists are getting paid by the "industry standards"? These are not rhetorical questions,let me know, call me ignorant but i don't see these things. Some tell me that the union has a publication of some sort, maybe a flyer of studios that are hiring, I can get the same info via magazines and the internet. Maybe Unions should be like an agency...they get paid if we get paid, in other words if they want their money make them work for it, find us stability and if you can't, let me know so I can go some where else or do it my damn self...Look, the reality of the situation is that we have a Union with a no stike clause...thats messed up...I have friends in the truck drivin industry, construction,etc etc and when i vent to them about the state here,and for the most part it dosen't surprise them, the more things change the more they stay the same, but they are totally thrown back by that one can a UNION have a no strike clause...and why would you think that a non-union shop would be more reluctant to hire a Union member, thats the beauty of being independent, you could hire anyone. know the type of person that never has anything good to say,unless its about themselves, cuz they're livin in the "there's only so much good fortune to go around and if someone else is gettin it, then that means theres that much less for me" world...thats a player hater

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