The content staff at WAMU 88.5, D.C.’s NPR station, has decided to unionize. Eighty workers, representing 99 percent of eligible staff, signed a petition this week urging WAMU leadership and American University to recognize the union voluntarily. Staff members are working to unionize with SAG-AFTRA, which represents content employees at NPR and other member stations across the United States. “Over the years I have seen and heard of the uncomfortable and sometimes oppressive environment in several departments of WAMU,” said longtime host Kojo Nnamdi. “WAMU needs to prioritize racial and gender equity. It also desperately needs its own Human Resources process that fits a radio station rather than a university.” Read more here.