SAG-AFTRA Reaches Tentative Agreement with NPR on 3-Year Successor Contract 

Washington, DC (July 15, 2017) – In late night talks near the end on a 24-hour contract extension on top of a two-week extension, SAG-AFTRA and National Public Radio reached tentative agreement on a 3-year successor contract.

The deal provides for salary increases and effectively repelled efforts to erode union protections and institute a two-tiered salary system. 

The agreement was reached at 12:08 a.m. ET on July 16.


SAG-AFTRA represents approximately 160,000 actors, announcers, broadcast journalists, dancers, DJs, news writers, news editors, program hosts, puppeteers, recording artists, singers, stunt performers, voiceover artists and other entertainment and media professionals. SAG-AFTRA members are the faces and voices that entertain and inform America and the world. A proud affiliate of the AFL-CIO, SAG-AFTRA has national offices in Los Angeles and New York and local offices nationwide representing members working together to secure the strongest protections for entertainment and media artists into the 21st century and beyond. Visit SAG-AFTRA online at


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