IATSE will host their first public informational meetings in Santa Monica and Vancouver on Sunday, February 13th. IATSE 891 VFX in Vancouver describes the events as an opportunity to "chat with your fellow artists, compare working conditions, and ask the questions you want answered of the union about the organizing drive, the benefits of a union, employment classifications, etc."

Santa Monica Picnic

Date: Sunday, February 13, 1:00pm
Location: Dorothy Green Park, Santa Monica

Here is the invitation email:

To all Visual Effects Artists working in or near the Santa Monica/Venice vicinity. The IATSE is holding a picnic at the park adjacent to Santa Monica Beach, near the corner of Ocean Park Avenue and Barnard Way, on Sunday, February 13, 2011 at 1:00 pm. This will be an opportunity to meet other artists working at other nearby companies; to compare working conditions, benefits (or the lack thereof), overtime policies, 1099 practices (it's TAX TIME), in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. We'll be handing out Nerf footballs and frisbees; and we'll provide soft drinks and snack foods. Feel free to bring a picnic basket. We'll try for the picnic tables which are about 100 yards North of Ocean Park Avenue. Or, we'll spread some blankets on the ground and enjoy the California sunshine.

Hope to see you there.
Jimmy Goodman

The Los Angeles IATSE effort to organize Visual Effects has no web presence.

Vancouver

Date: Sunday, February 13th at noon
Location: The Shebeen in the back of the Irish Heather on Carroll Street

IATSE 891 VFX web site


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