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NPR and SAG-AFTRA reach a tentative deal on a three-year contract

NPR and SAG-AFTRA reach a tentative deal on a three-year contract

SAG-AFTRA has reached a tentative agreement with National Public Radio on a new three-year contract covering 400 union news and programming employees at the nonprofit radio service.

Terms of the new deal reached just after midnight Eastern time Saturday night were not disclosed. A representative for SAG-AFTRA said the deal provides for “salary increases and effectively repelled efforts to erode union protections and institute a two-tiered salary system.”

SAG-AFTRA and NPR had been approaching a standoff as the union balked at management’s proposals for lower minimum salaries for new hires and more flexibility in allowing union work to be contracted out to its 600 member...

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