Have you worked at Disney, Dreamworks, or ImageMovers in the past? That means you’re an IATSE member already. We know there are a lot of you here.
Your bank of hours for healthcare may already be empty, and your pension benefits haven’t been added to since your union stint. Every hour you work at non-union Sony is one less hour being contributed to your portable health and pension benefits.
Most of you will be here on short-term/production hire status. If you don’t get re-hired at a union company before about October, you won’t have enough time to earn the qualifying hours for 2011 (400 hours), and you will miss another year towards vesting in your pension.
Some of you are still using your health benefits with MPI and chose to waive the poor Sony benefits. Remember how you got those benefits in the first place?
We need your help. Sign the rep card. But the rep card is not enough. You are also on the front lines of educating your co-workers about the benefits you are enjoying.