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NPR Staffers Seeking Strike Authorization from SAG-AFTRA Board

14 July, 2017 (23:55) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

Dave McNary Film Reporter @Variety_DMcNary July 14, 2017 | 06:42PM PT With a contract expiration looming, nearly 300 National Public Radio staffers are seeking a strike authorization from the SAG-AFTRA national board. The board meets Saturday in Los Angeles and New York via video-conference. The union, which reps about 400 NPR employees, has launched a […]

SAG-AFTRA Balks At NPR’s Two-Tier Pay Proposal

13 July, 2017 (23:10) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

by David Robb July 13, 2017 2:39pm National Public Radio is facing pressure not only from President Donald Trump, who wants to eliminate its federal funding entirely, but from SAG-AFTRA, as well. With negotiations for a new NPR contract coming down to the wire, the union is rallying support for its demand for “equal pay […]

NPR Headed Toward Possible SAG-AFTRA Strike

13 July, 2017 (12:55) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

8:47 AM PDT 7/13/2017 by Jonathan Handel jh@jhandel.comjhandel  Photo Courtesy of SAG-AFTRA NPR protest sign at the network’s Washington, D.C., offices.  * Management says talks are “productive,” but the union decries an “odious” contract on offer. Hollywood avoided potential strikes this year by writers and talent, but NPR may not be so lucky. With just […]

SAG-AFTRA and NPR Reach Contract Deal!

7 July, 2015 (01:33) | 2015 | By: Arlin Miller

July 6, 2015 | 03:13PM PT Dave McNary Film Reporter@Variety_DMcNary National Public Radio and SAG-AFTRA have reached a tentative agreement on terms for a two-year successor deal to the network’s master contract.The new contract, the terms of which were not disclosed, must still be ratified by NPR employees represented by SAG-AFTRA, the Local Executive Board […]