We haven't done this for awhile, so here's a thumb-nail breakdown of your friendly Animation Guild membership:
Total Active TAG Membership: 2,945
Storyboard/Production board Artists: 475 (16.1%)
Writers: 199 (6.8%)
Tech Directors: 587 (19.9%)
Animators/ Assistant Animators: 484 (16.4%)
TAG is at or near its historical membership highs. In the late 1980s, we had about 700 active members. Disney was a small employer then. TV Animation was the other big job source.
During the reign of TAG President Tom Sito in the mid-1990s, we had roughly the same total membership as now. Hand-drawn feature animation was in robust production at Turner Feature Animation, Warner Feature Animation, DreamWorks Animation, not to mention Disney (although I just did, din't I?).
Now it's mostly Computer Generated Imaging, along with TeeVee.
The numbers above reflect dues-paying members, both newbies and members who have re-activated as they have re-entered the union workforce.
Other stats: We have 2,193 participants in the TAG 401(k) Plan, and $109 million in assets, spread over 20+ mutual funds.
Given the interesting times in which we live, these numbers change constantly.