Minnesota’s Fifteen Digital and Streaming Producers and Assignment Desk Editors WCCO TV has been officially recognized as a bargaining unit of SAG-AFTRA After a unanimous vote by the National Labor Relations Board. on employees CBS Affiliates in Minneapolis, which produces digital content and source information for Newsroom, WCCO.com and the CBS News Minnesota streaming service, began organizational discussions with the consortium in January 2019. On-air WCCO-TV employees and newsroom producers were already its members. organization.
“These digital producers and assignment desk editors send a strong message about the power and solidarity of the community,” said Duncan Crabtree-Ire, SAG-AFTRA’s national executive director. “His unanimous vote to join his colleagues at the station reinforces his commitment to his colleagues and to the craft of journalism.
“On behalf of the Twin Cities Local Board, I congratulate the WCCO Digital and Streaming team, and the Assignment Desk editors on their victory,” said Peter Moore, SAG-AFTRA Twin Cities Local President. “Their victory is a testament to the value and necessity of union membership and the power of solidarity. We are thrilled to welcome our new brothers and sisters.” Moore is the son of Dave Moore, who hosted the evening news on WCCO from 1957 until his retirement in 1991.
In Minnesota, in addition to WCCO-TV anchors, journalists and newsroom producers, SAG-AFTRA represents Minnesota Public Radio, MPR music stations The Current and MPR Classical, as well as employees of WCCO-AM.