SAG-AFTRA Files Charges with NLRB Against New York Public Radio
This week, SAG-AFTRA filed an Unfair Labor Practice charge with the National Labor Relations Board against New York Public Radio, owner of WNYC, Gothamist and other media properties, in response to a coordinated and aggressive campaign to undermine union and protected and concerted activity.
SAG-AFTRA filed this charge in response to a management-driven strategy to silence a thriving newsroom and undermine accountability and transparency by issuing discipline and threats against employees for asking questions and engaging in legally protected activity. Most egregious were the terminations of two respected journalists, including the SAG-AFTRA shop steward and an 18-year employee for indefensible and unlawful reasons that violate the collective bargaining agreement and the NLRA.
“SAG-AFTRA and New York Public Radio had a collaborative relationship for more than 20 years,” said SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris. “We have worked to ensure a culture where our members can work zealously while being protected under a fair agreement. I am shocked by the reprehensible decision of NYPR’s management to terminate our members and other dedicated staff. We stand with all of them and will continue to fight for those who have been silenced.” Read more here, and follow the fight using hashtags #WeMakeNYPublicRadio and #WeMakeWNYC.