Service & Solidarity Spotlight: Oregon Public Broadcasting Workers to Join SAG-AFTRA

Working people across the United States have stepped up to help out our friends, neighbors and communities during these trying times. In our Service & Solidarity Spotlight series, we’ll showcase one of these stories every day. Here’s today’s story.

Oregon Public Broadcasting workers informed management of their intention to form a union with SAG-AFTRA. More than 80% of workers at the Portland-based Oregon Public Broadcasting and KMHD Jazz Radio signed a petition to management. The unit will consist of on-air hosts, reporters and video producers.

“We request a systemic change that we strongly believe will provide the structure to ensure we are not just consulted but are represented in vital decisions,” read the union petition, “including but not limited to wages, salaries, working conditions and major systems changes.”