Case in point: I did a bit part in one episode of HBO's THE SOPRANOS for its 3rd season back in the 1990s. I still get residuals. They're small, often under $5.00. But I still get them nevertheless for that union job.
By the way, as I wrote, we went out of production in the summer of 2004. It took me until December of 2005 to get my last check. And it was a big one.
A great network with an executive team to match here in New York City where I did all the production, but bad payment practices from the corporate office in Tennessee.
And that is why today, I do not accept non-union work in my chosen profession. I love being a member of SAG-AFTRA. It's so soothing on the nerves.
Happy Labor Day.