This most basic UPA is a one-sided agreement that covers a specific job for an employer that is not covered by a CBA. A rider can be added and is part of the agreement as long as the conditions are acceptable to the Union. – No HTML tags allowed – Website URLs are displayed only as text – lines and paragraphs break automatically – Attachments or tables are not allowed As a union member, and someone who has served once or twice on my local audit committee, I generally recommend that every professional working regularly joins the U.S. (with reservations). This is beneficial to you and the union will only be strengthened by increasing the number of its members. The union is helping to establish an expected pricing structure, as well as the hope that design staff will also need benefits. (Sometimes this detail slips through the full-time employees of regional theaters, who don`t realize that theatre pays for their health care, but we have to pay for our own out-of-pocket) These are three agreements established by the Union for certain types of projects: the Standard Design Agreement-Theatre, the Standard Design Agreement-Dance and the Standard Design Agreement-Opera. Standard Design Agreement cover sheets are used for a single order for which the employer agrees to comply with the terms of the standard design agreement. The contract will come into effect in July 2017 and will be valid for three years. The details, which will be announced at a later date, will include a minimum royalty structure in three stages: large non-profit organizations (public theatre, Playwrights Horizon, etc.), small non-profit companies (Vineyard Theatre, New Group, Ars Nova, etc.) and commercial productions. The contract also contains provisions relating to the after-use of designs, the use of design in the media, billing requirements and basic working conditions. Previously, these terms, including royalties, were negotiated individually between a designer and a theatre as part of a “project agreement.” 25 struggles for wage compensation end for artistic work. Today, the Working Artists and the Greater Economy (WAGE) movement in New York is trying to address these concerns with royalty scales for different types of visual arts projects and shows managed by an institutional certification process.
Like designers, she is particularly invested in the fight against the idea of art as speculative work, defined as a work that is paid only if art becomes a desired commodity after its production. See “Womanifesto,” WAGE, wageforwork.com/about/womanifesto#top, accessed January 14, 2020. In addition to our CBAs, some U.S. 829 members may work for employers who are not covered by a CBA under a union-project agreement (UPA). There are two types of UPA. Each has mandatory coverage, which must be filled out and filed by the employer. The use of these agreements allows designers to work for a variety of theatre, dance, opera and industrial design companies in the United States. Scenic Artists should contact the Business Office before using the UPA. Collective agreements or collective agreements are agreements negotiated jointly with one or more employers that set the minimum conditions under which work-related workers work. Employers who sign a collective agreement with USA 829 must comply with the minimum provisions of the negotiated agreement.
In addition, most U.S. allows a scenic artist, designer or other insured employee to negotiate “better terms” such as a higher salary. Under no circumstances should an employer ask you to work for less and you, as a worker, cannot accept such a request. An employer must apply to the Union and request a written waiver from KBA if it has a specific request that deviates from the terms of the CBA.