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KPBS Staff Votes to Recognize SAG-AFTRA

The staff at KPBS public radio and television in San Diego voted to join SAG-AFTRA as their union. The new bargaining unit will cover 55 public media professionals who produce, report, host, and present content for television, radio, and the internet. This election allows them to move forward to negotiate a first contract. The election was conducted Monday by the National Labor Relations Board, Region 21.

KPBS is the second public media station in Southern California to organize with SAG-AFTRA this year. In January, staff of KPCC in Pasadena voted to join SAG-AFTRA. SAG-AFTRA also represents public media professionals at National Public Radio (NPR), KQED in San Francisco, WNYC in New York, and other stations.