March 22, 2024

Earlier this month, OPB received a request from a group of OPB staff to voluntarily recognize Screen Actors Guild – American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) as their representative. Today, OPB has officially voluntarily recognized the union and will begin work with SAG-AFTRA on next steps in the process.

OPB serves communities across Oregon and the Pacific Northwest with trusted journalism and engaging programs that are freely accessible to all. We are guided by public service and a commitment to equity, and we work to enrich lives and strengthen communities.

People make this possible. OPB is fortunate to have talented staff, dedicated board members, a large community of passionate and generous members and donors, and energetic volunteers. This is why, today, OPB has chosen to voluntarily recognize SAG-AFTRA and respect our employees’ choice to join a union.

As a leader in public media, OPB looks forward to partnering with SAG-AFTRA to support OPB’s mission to connect people across our region through the power of a shared story.

Steven M. Bass, OPB president and CEO