Now that we're going into the third week of the WGA's job action, time for some clarity.
President Kevin Koch and I have both been on various writers' blogs, correcting some misstatements of facts (yes, IA-TAG writers get pension and health benefits; no, IA-TAG writers don't get prime-time WGA style residuals.)
You know, just pretty much defending The Animation Guild's position.
Sort of what you'd expect officers of The Animation Guild to do.
But it's good to clear a few things up:
TAG has taken no official position on the strike.
I, personally, support it.
I hope the WGA wins, since that's better for the Writers Guild and other entertainment unions. I have doubts that it will, but we'll know which side has prevailed when the picket signs come down and an agreement is ratified.
I oppose the WGA prohibiting writers who hold WGA cards from working under another union's jurisdiction (TAG's, in this case.)
There. Now everyone knows where we stand. And everyone's the richer for it.