By Stephanie Ciccarelli
January 3, 2007
Pat Fraley says that it can be done! To find out how you can turn a non-union job into a union job, read this post.
While I was listening, something struck me. I'd never heard of this before, but upon closer examination, it makes perfect sense.
If someone offers you a job and states that it is 'non-union', you as a union talent can still take that job on by following a new formula, deemed kosher by the union.
For instance, Pat is a union player. A client offered him a job to voice a talking parrot. The job itself looked like it could cost about $500 to do, perhaps less.
Pat quoted $1000 and the client was fine with that, but insisted that the job he was offering to Pat was still non-union. No problem, says Mr. Fraley.
And why was it not a problem for Pat?
Although the job in the clients mind was still non-union, he was compliant regarding the higher fee and Pat was able to turn that job into a union job.
Here's how you can do it too:
By union ruling, you can turn a non-union job into a union job by taking the fee appropriate to a payroll company who tells you how much it's going to be and they act as a union signator. The job is thus unionized. The union gets paid, the agent gets paid, medicare gets paid, etc.
Thank you to Avi and Pat for entertaining us and for your insight :)
StephanieRelated Topics: AFTRA, Non-Union