Why Unions Matter: A Lesson from Hollywood

By admin / On / In Local 88

The article linked in this post is an interesting read, worth your time. The visual effects industry in Hollywood is pretty much collapsing and being outsourced, while no other segment in Hollywood is suffering. The lone differentiator: VFX is the only part of Hollywood not working under the protection of Union contracts. Unions protect jobs, protect high-skill industries, and protect American competitiveness as a result. When the law can’t protect you, a contract is often the only thing standing between you and a replacement. ┬áHere’s more evidence of that fact:

http://www.theverge.com/2013/2/25/4028014/why-are-digital-video-effects-artists-angry-at-hollywood

http://www.theverge.com/2013/2/25/4028014/why-are-digital-video-effects-artists-angry-at-hollywood