From e-mails and comments:
Why aren't there any job descriptions in the union contract?
No job descriptions exist in the Collective Bargaining Agreement's pages because the studios have turned down our proposals for job definitions when we've presented them.
So then how do people know what they're supposed to do in the job they get hired for? Couldn't a background artist perform the job of an animation timing director?
There's interchangeability between different jobs in the contract, but if the jobs are paid at different rates, the studio has to follow the pay scales for the specific job.
The way different job classifications are defined is through "long-time custom and practice" (what specific services were performed by an animator, layout artist or storyboarder over a period of years.) ...
Regarding the WB grievances: Steve, it's interesting that whenever you mention what's going on at WBA it's all sunshine and Bugs Bunny. ....
I've never referenced any WB grievances. All I've said here is that we have three different grievances now in work.
Didn't say at which studios, and don't plan to. But feel free to come to membership meetings if you want greater specifics. I talk about grievances in some detail there. I'm not keen on talking about them on the internet.
I dug around the internet and couldn't find it: how do I get a report of my individual account plan? How can I be sure my studio is reporting all my hours?
The Motion Picture Industry Pension and Health Plan sends out annual statements about 1) Your reported hours for the previous year, 2) The current monthly annuity for the MPIPHP's Defined Benefit Plan, and 3) and the total amount of money in the Individual Account Plan.
If you haven;t received a statement, you can phone the Plans and ask for one. Or you can call the MPIPHP Pension office at (818) 769-0007 ext. 627 and ask what your Defined Benefit Plan (that's the monthly annuity) currently is, and how much money resides in your Individual Account Plan. (You'll need to provide them with your name and Social Security Number.)