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WBUR Employees Vote SAG-AFTRA

March 6, 2019

By Stephanie West

Boston, Mass. – WBUR in Boston voted SAG-AFTRA as their union.

With an overwhelming election result of 73 to 3 the journalists at WBUR decided the union way was best. The bargaining unit will cover producers, editors, hosts, reporters and writers at the NPR affiliate in Boston. This new SAG-AFTRA affiliate is now preparing for negotiations with Boston University, which owns WBUR.

On behalf of our SAG-AFTRA membership, I want to welcome the media professionals at WBUR. SAG-AFTRA will support your fight for transparency and equity in compensation, said SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris.

SAG-AFTRA  represents NPR in several other markets as well as other  public radio stations. This includes WNYC in New York, WBEZ in Chicago, KUOW in Seattle and KPCC in Pasadena.

SAG-AFTRA represents over 160,000 members.

March 6, 2019

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