SAG-AFTRA members at National Public Radio have overwhelmingly approved a new two-year contract that includes a 2.5% pay raise on Jan 1, 2016 and another 2.5% pay raise on Jan 1, 2017. The new agreement was solidified as NPR staffers organized and flooded Twitter with their photos and descriptions of their jobs, accompanied by the trending hashtag, #WeMakeNPR. “The members of the NPR bargaining team, the largest broadcast unit represented by SAG-AFTRA, showed tremendous creativity in their global solidarity social media campaign. It was truly inspiring to see their efforts pay off and I commend them.” said SAG-AFTRA President Ken Howard. He especially congratulated DC staff, who played an essential part at the bargaining table. Read more here.
photo from Melissa Block, a co-host of All Things Considered