Nickelodeon Animation Studio Joins IATSE & Editors Guild; Viacom OKs Move

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EXCLUSIVE: In an increasingly rare occurrence in Hollywood nowadays, the successful effort by editorial employees of Nickelodeon Animation Studio to unionize has been welcomed by the SpongeBob SquarePants home's corporate bosses. An independent arbitrator this morning signed off that a clear majority of the currently nearly three dozen  NAS staff members had inked union cards and sought IATSE and its Local 700, the Motion Picture Editors Guild representation. With that…