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NPR Settles With Unions, Takes More Cost-Cutting Measures

'Economic crisis concessions' invoked

National Public Radio and National Association of Broadcast Engineers and Technicians union came to an agreement this week on “economic crisis concessions” while the pubcaster also carried out more cost-cutting measures that included more layoffs.

NPR announced 13 layoffs, part of reductions taken to close an $8 million budget gap this fiscal year.The Washington Post reports none were union jobs.

NPR employees represented by the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, also ratified their contract, an NPR source told Radio World. AFTRA has not yet released those details.