Labor Disputes and Strikes

NPR union members will ask SAG-AFTRA to authorize a strike vote

NPR union members will ask SAG-AFTRA to authorize a strike vote

The 400 National Public Radio employees covered by SAG-AFTRA have voted to ask the union’s national board to seek permission to hold a strike vote while negotiations on a new contract continue.

If the board agrees to the request Saturday, a strike vote by members of the bargaining unit can happen Monday, according to Becky Sullivan, a producer for NPR’s “All Things Considered” who is a union member. A strike authorization vote doesn’t mean that the union will in fact strike, but it does give union leaders leverage in contract negotiations.

The contract with the SAG-AFTRA member employees of the nonprofit national radio service based in Washington that provides the daily...

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