Animation Guild

Fall 2018

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46 KEYFRAME F I N A L N O T E In 2015, after three long days at around 1:00 a.m., a group of dedicated members marked the end of contract negotiations with a celebratory photo. Three years later, the Negotiations Committee for 2018 doubled in size and grew from one female representative, Paula Spence, to 8 women actively participating and bringing their experience and perspective to the discussion. These committed members started this journey more than a year ago, holding craft meetings to learn about the needs of the membership. They researched and submitted proposals, collected supporting data and opinions, circulated documents, rallied fellow members, and met monthly as a group and more often in craft sub-committees. "A labor union is run by its members and we are only as strong as the members who are willing to stand up together and do something to make change happen," says Spence. "We've got a bigger group who are standing up, and they're getting others to stand up, take notice and do something, too!" DEDICATED & DETERMINED 2015 commitee, from left: Jack Thomas, Steve Kaplan, Paula Spence, Steve Hulett, Jason Mayer, Dave Chlystek, Perry Zombolas, Spencer Knapp, and Tim Szabo 2018 commitee, front row, from left: Kyle Neswald, Brandon Jarratt, Jason MacLeod, Mairghread Scott, Ray Leong back row, from left: Spencer Knapp, Candice Stephenson, Danny Ducker, Paula Spence, Dave Chlystek, Henry Gilroy, Larry Smith, Lindsey Pollard not pictured: Teri Cusumano, Rex Faraday, KC Johnson, Steve Kaplan, Ashley Long, Jason Mayer

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