The 2015 NPR SAG-AFTRA contract that was extended temporarily expires tomorrow, Friday, at midnight.
We need your help! Please tweet TODAY to show your support for NPR’s 400 SAG-AFTRA members using #WeMakeNPR.
SAG-AFTRA has tried to negotiate an NPR agreement that preserves equal pay for equal work for new employees, and existing benefits and dispute resolution procedures for all. Largely due to the work of SAG-AFTRA members, NPR has achieved record audiences and double digit growth across all platforms. NPR has a budget surplus, but NPR executives want significantly lower salary minimums for new hires, the ability to freely contract out SAG-AFTRA work, and restrictions on SAG-AFTRA’s right to fully represent its members. This flies in the face of shared ideals that include NPR’s mission and the commitment to a fair workplace. Without the employees who serve as its backbone, NPR would not have the high-quality journalism or cultural programming that have made it a preferred medium for tens of millions of listeners and readers.
Many SAG-AFTRA journalists have dedicated their lives to the craft. They deserve a fair workplace with fair compensation. For 41 years, SAG-AFTRA (and its predecessor union) have made NPR a fair and productive workplace for informed, accurate and innovative journalists. The pay and benefits negotiated by SAG-AFTRA attract and keep the journalists who literally have made NPR.
Learn more by going to visit www.wemakenpr.org and view SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris’ message to members below:
Below are some sample Tweets to help get you started on Twitter. Of course, you can personalize your messages as you see fit.
Please use #WeMakeNPR in each Tweet so we know you’re participating!
- As a proud member of @SAGAFTRA I stand with union workers at #NPR! #WeMakeNPR
- Solidarity with #NPR employees seeking equal pay for equal work. I stand with you! #WeMakeNPR
We are one SAG-AFTRA union and our colleagues at NPR need your support.