MPR News Staff Votes to Unionize

By on Jun, 3 2016 with Comments 0

Sag-aftraMinnesota Public Radio staff in St. Paul voted to join SAG-AFTRA.

Thirty-nine voted yes, 17 voted no and 18 challenges were included.

The contract covers those who create content for MPR News, American Radio Works and a new investigative unit. The vote was to recognize SAG-AFTRA as their union and the next step is to negotiate a contract.

MPR joins other public media organizations whose employees have voted in recent years to join the union, notably KPCC in Pasadena, KPBS in San Diego and WBEZ in Chicago. Other public radio newsrooms repped by SAG-AFTRA include NPR, KQED in San Francisco and WNYC in New York City.

 

About The Author: Leslie Stimson has been a reporter for 35+ years, starting in radio news. She’s spent the last 20 years reporting for radio trades.

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