NPR and AFTRA strike deal for five-year contract

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At 5:15 a.m. today (Oct. 8), NPR and AFTRA (the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists) reached agreement on a five-year contract, NPR President Vivian Schiller told pubradio staff in an e-mail message. The deal is subject to ratification by the bargaining unit. Details later today, Schiller added, “after some of us get some sleep.” Get a feel for how the deal unfolded on the NPR AFTRA Twitter feed.