We asked Steve Kaplan:
How is union membership handled for leads and supervisors? Traditionally these positions are exempt from overtime, are they eligible for union membership?
The only “management” positions that wouldn’t be eligible would be those with hiring and firing abilities. In a typical vfx shop setting, that’s few to none of the leads and supes.
-- Steve Kaplan Labor Organizer The Animation Guild, Local 839 IATSE (818) 845-7500 AIM: Kapanmtr Google IM: kaplanvfx ICQ: 83945576 Skype: steve.kaplan.tag839