Why Union?

Do you recall a story about a College level philosophy course were the students are given an odd essay question? Simply “Why?” All the students are writing furiously against the clock to answer in pages and pages of abstract explanations.

One student writes “Why not?” hands it in and gets an “A+”

So why Union?

– Why would we rather own than rent?

-Why self determination?

-Why Co-determination?

-Why do we prefer commonality relationships to dominance relationships?

Why is a voluntary association different or better than one person fighting for their self interests?

Of course only you can decide the answer. I think it’s a fun task to think about these things. You get this one super awesome life to live and at many points you may ask yourself “Is this the life that I want? Am I in control of this?”

I suppose you can be a spectator of a grand opera or you can direct a grand opera, a confession of your heart. And i suppose most of us who find ourselves in the arts are both.

So “Why the Fuck Union? Well, Why the fuck not?”


About vfxinsider

This is a group blog of vfx artists working in Vancouver. Inspired by vfxsoldier we decided to take a stand and speak out about the great imbalance of power that exists between the employer studios and individual vfx artists. We are tired of keeping quiet while the vfx studios come up with ever more creative payment schemes to reduce their production costs at our expense while openly violating BC labor laws.
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