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Posted by Snow Scarlet on March 01, 2000 at 16:24:07:

In Reply to: Re: ANIMATION NATION - ROUND 2 posted by Sheepie on March 01, 2000 at 01:35:50:

: It's called a "lynch mob" :0)
Explain? :0)

: Before you create the new PPP (Perfectly Pissedoff Picturedrawers) :0) exactly what would you like the union to do for you ? I think it's important the present union fail at your goals before you create another one to fail at your goals.

I agree totally.

Exactly, what are they ? If we join do we lose our pensions and benefits ?

My preference would be reformation of the current union affiliation, so that we could keep our pension, etc. Our union's not too bad, when we're all working. It's our lack of unity and our lack of toughness w/ IATSE that's allowed the current situation to occur.

: At the risk of repeating myself:
: > We need to stick together and look out for each other. There is strength in numbers. We could do it with our existing union if the artists would get off their whiney duffs and take some action (like attending a union meeting!)

: If you cannot get unity of action in this union by motivating artists, why would creating an offshoot create unity ? Just a thought.

You're absolutely right. I find that many "anti-unionists" or un-involved Union members use the excuse that "Our union is weak" or "the union never does anything for me" -- competely missing the point that WE are the union. Does anybody out there have any ideas for how we could motivate our artists into unity of action? I'll admit that I'm looking out for my own interests, but we could all benefit from looking out for each other. This is how members of "strong" unions keep from being taken advantage of.

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