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Creatives should form their own union. Discuss.

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We can't even do our timesheets, and you expect us to show up for union meetings?

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Well Hollywood has a writers union, so why shouldn't we? It's the only way to fight OmniPubliCom decimating wages and increasing workload. And we could throw some cool clauses in there like 'no banner ads' and 'compulsory free beer'

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I've wanted a union for years. Creatives are overworked, underpaid, and expected to do shit on unrealistic timelines all the time

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How are you going to unionize the most apathetic, sarcastic group on earth? But yes it would probably be a good idea. Shout out to Martin Sorell's salary !

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Compared to all the regular/average creative folks/artists out there, you're barely underpaid for what you do...

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I still wish PubliCom would have happened. Could have saved us from all this POO.

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My friend who's an adjunct professor in Philly with MFA and freelance art dir on the side, spent a total of 3 years starting from absolute 0 to make a city only union for adjunct professors. The effort is beyond Herculean! Thousands of one on one talks, knocking on doors, university and city council meetings, people dropping out because they don't give a fuck or don't want to be bound by one of the restrictions of the union even though they get 10 more benefits from it. And for very shitty pay and schedule. He's my hero, but you don't have it even remotely as bad...especially when it comes to pay. Schedule, I 100% agree is fucked up

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There's a freelancer union for insurance purposes already... you talking about teamsters for adsters?

No banner ads? Lolololol

@wunderman 1 what other industries make is irrelevant. We're increasingly over worked and raises because rarer and rarer. You know, the basis for forming every union ever.

You should really think deeply about that one + look more into unions than what you know from the news and elections. Good luck unionizing advertising

Not saying I'm about to hit the streets but I'm smart enough to realize we get treated like shit. But hey enjoy what little you're given!

I hear ya. It's a thankless task.

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