More than 30 temporary and per diem employees at New York Public Radio will join the organization’s SAG-AFTRA union.
NYPR and SAG-AFTRA announced Thursday that they reached an agreement to recognize the employees after the new unit requested to unionize July 12.
“The fact that this agreement was successfully achieved in a timely manner speaks to the collaborative work of our union and NYPR as partners,” said SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris in a press release.
The new unit covers radio staffers including reporters, engineers, assistant producers and operations assistants, according to an NYPR spokesperson. SAG-AFTRA has represented NYPR employees since 2000. The unit includes more than 100 full-time employees.
“Today’s agreement shows our commitment to our temporary and per diem workforce, and the importance of their contributions to the overall success of our organization,” added NYPR CEO Laura Walker in the release.