The staffers at Chicago Public Media voted 40-7 today to have SAG-AFTRA as their union. The deal covers professionals who produce, report, host and present content for Chicago’s sag-aftra__130109005212__130214234025__130406160817__130525174654__131017234703National Public Radio outlet WBEZ, Vocalo, Sound Opinions and related digital services. “Public radio is more than a job,” said Rob Wildeboer, WBEZ’s criminal and legal affairs reporter. “We believe organizing as staff members is an important step to achieving the goals we all share here: producing excellent journalism that serves the public and making this important local institution even stronger than it is today.”

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