Jan 11, 2019 | News Story

SAG-AFTRA and New York Public Radio Reach Voluntary Recognition Agreement Covering New Employees

SAG-AFTRA and New York Public Radio (NYPR) this week announced that they have reached a Voluntary Recognition Agreement that will add over 25 new employees – including reporters for the news site Gothamist – to the union’s longstanding collective bargaining unit, which covers approximately 175 workers at NYPR. The new unit made the request to unionize on Nov. 26, 2018.

“We’re excited to extend the New York Public Radio family and welcome the new members to our union. In this era of technological change, it is imperative that everyone has a voice at the table,” said SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris.  

“We are proud to work productively, collaboratively and quickly with the union to include these new members in the collective bargaining unit,” said Laura Walker, President and CEO, New York Public Radio. “The contributions of these staffers are vital to the success of New York Public Radio, and today’s announcement demonstrates our commitment to a strong and vibrant workforce.”