WFYI staff announces intent to unionize

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Content staffers at WFYI in Indianapolis shared with management Monday their plan to unionize with the Screen Actors Guild – American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.

The staffers are seeking voluntary recognition of their union. 

In a post on X, formerly known as Twitter, staffers said they are looking to form the union to help improve diversity and inclusion at WFYI and to address “problems facing our organization,” including transparency and equity in compensation and “the continued revolving door of employee turnover.”

“We want to work collaboratively with management, and with each other, to help rectify these issues and create a brighter future for WFYI,” the staffers said in the post. “We believe that by working together, we can create a workplace where all employees feel valued and respected.”

WFYI CEO Greg Petrowich told Current in an email that management received the request for voluntary recognition Monday, “so we are currently reviewing it with an eye toward understanding exactly how the voluntary recognition process would work. We have great respect for all our talented staff members and look forward to working with them collaboratively through this process.”

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