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Marvel Studios VFX Workers Unanimously Vote “Yes” to Unionize

Last month, over 50 VFX workers at Marvel joined together to file for a union election at the National Labor Relations Board.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, in a unanimous vote, the visual effects employees at Marvel Studios voted to unionize with IATSE in a closely-watched election held by the National Labor Relations Board. The vote marks the first time a unit of solely VFX workers has unionized with IATSE.

The next step for the union is to engage in collective bargaining negotiations with the studio to draft a union contract. A date for these negotiations has yet been scheduled.

Mark Patch, VFX Organizer for IATSE said in a statement:

“Today, VFX workers at Marvel Studios spoke with a unanimous, collective voice, demanding fair pay for the hours they work, healthcare, a safe and sustainable working environment, and respect for the work they do,” said Patch. “There could be no stronger statement highlighting the overwhelming need for us to continue our work and bring union protections and standards to all VFX workers across the industry. And there could be no stronger example of the courage and solidarity of these workers than each and every one of them declaring ‘union Yes!’”

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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