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‘The Simpsons,’ ‘Family Guy’ & ‘American Dad!’ Agree To Recognize Animation Guild As Bargaining Rep For Their Production Workers

“National Labor Relations Board” – Google News

The production companies behind long-running series The Simpsons, Family Guy and American Dad! have voluntarily recognized the Animation Guild as the bargaining representative of their shows’ production workers.

“The agreements have been signed,” said a spokesperson for the guild. By signing, the companies have agreed to enter collective bargaining with the guild.

Animation Guild

The move to unionize came on May 26 when a super-majority of the shows’ production workers requested that the companies voluntarily recognize the guild as their bargaining agent. The guild then filed petitions for union elections with the National Labor Relations Board for each show.

Workers in the bargaining units include the shows’ production managers, production supervisors, production coordinators, writers’ assistants, production assistants, associate producers, office assistants and IT supervisors. The shows’ animators are already covered by the guild’s contract.

The news comes the same day that members of the Animation Guild voted overwhelming to ratify their new film and TV contract with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producer.