We were paid bi weekly, the freelancers were on site and paid like the local employees, we paid taxes each pay period. Meteor being owned by deep pockets Discovery Communications and their parent company Discovery Holdings worth 6.4 billion was a strong arguement to stay on. Evergreen Films, a smaller company in Pacific Palisades was also part owner. However, if unionized, we would have all been MADE to leave when the first pay period was missed.
You have to read the whole thread to comment, all this is previously stated.
The reason we are going to the media is because the only way the owners willing pay is to embarrass them. This would not be unlike Disney closing a division and not paying artists or Sony Imageworks, that is why it is so important to make it known. Being a Canadian corporation owned by American companies made it possible in the short run. The labor laws in Canada are backwards, employees are the last on the list of creditors to get paid.
Canada does not want to make trouble for American companies.
What happened at Meteor does NOT happen all the time, it’s just an indication of how fu@@cked up the buisiness models employed in this industry are, and how they are causing the big houses to fall and now reaching into the pockets of the employees.