NPR and SAG-AFTRA Reach Tentative Agreement

Happy ending for #WeMakeNPR

npr_024NPR and SAG-AFTRA represented NPR employees have reached a tentative agreement on a contract, according to a joint statement from NPR and the union. The agreement comes on the heels of a prominent but positive social media campaign launched by NPR employees to bring attention to the negotiations.

The NPR-approved agreement will be sent to union members, who, according to the statement, “will have an opportunity to vote to ratify the agreement in the coming weeks.”

“Both sides look forward to working together in a continued spirit of cooperation,” the statement concluded.

SAG-AFTRA, or the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, has about 160,000 members in the broadcast media and entertainment fields. At NPR, the union represents newsroom employees and “other on-air related” talent.