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The Reality Check Is In The Mail

May 3, 2010 Leave a comment

Dear Local 600 Member:

You’ve probably just received a notice from the Motion Picture Industry Pension Plan that the Plan is in “endangered” status. Mine arrived, ironically, on the same day as the latest campaign mailer from Steven Poster proclaimed, “Continue the Progress.”

Many West Coast members were also notified this week that they are about to be dropped from the Industry Roster, putting them in a Catch-22 limbo and severely endangering their ability to continue to work on the ever-dwindling number of union productions.

If this is “progress”, I’d hate to see the Poster Slate’s definition of failure.

Since our industry is once again breaking box office records and raking up profits faster than they can be counted, where exactly is the money going?

FOLLOW THE YELLOW BRICK ROAD

When our jobs left the country, the residuals that help pay for our pension and health plans left with them.  Read more…