The National Labor Relations Board on Thursday certified that content staff at Washington NPR station WAMU 88.5 have voted 65-0 to form a union with SAG-AFTRA. “(We) look forward to advancing our shared beliefs in transparency, accountability, fairness, and most importantly, the truth,” said WAMU Morning Edition host Esther Ciammachilli. “This vote provides a necessary pathway for us to work with management to create an environment that embraces WAMU's deep desire to serve the public while protecting the people who produce the news every day,” added 1A host Jenn White. “We're excited to work with WAMU and American University to shape this future.” The new bargaining unit will include reporters, editors, producers, hosts, audio engineers and other content creators across WAMU. The workers will now begin negotiating a contract with the owner of WAMU’s broadcast license, American University.