Disney’s Visual Effects Crew Takes Significant Step Towards Unionization
– The visual effects teams at Walt Disney Studios have officially filed with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to initiate an election for unionization. Over 80% of the 18 in-house visual effects crew members at Walt Disney Pictures have signed authorization cards, demonstrating their collective desire for union representation.
– This is only the second time in history that visual effects professionals have united to seek equal safeguards and entitlements. Last month, the visual effects crews at Marvel Studios also voted to embrace unionization. The ballots for the Disney crew will be cast on September 11, with vote counting taking place the following day.