Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Tuesday Union Stats

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.


Anonymous said...

Steve, since you are posting union stats I have a question in regard to older members. Of the members that are actually working, what is the percentage that are age 50 and over?

Anonymous said...

How come your total membership is 2945, but the job classification breakdown only adds up to 1745?

Anonymous said...

There are several dozen different job classifications under TAG's jurisdiction. Steve only posted the numbers of a few of the main ones as examples.

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