WGA East Members at 1010 WINS Ratify New Contract
NEW YORK, NY (November 11, 2022) – Writers Guild of America, East members at 1010 WINS, the venerable New York City talk radio news station, overwhelmingly ratified a new collective bargaining agreement with management at parent company Audacy.
The new three-year contract includes minimum salary wage increases of 3% in the first year of the contract, and 2.25% increases in the second and third year of the contract. Further, the contract sets pay raises for all News Production Assistants, with increases of up to 5.3% depending on seniority.
The 30-member bargaining unit’s new agreement also guarantees:
- Non-staff employees receive one comp day per year;
- Staff employees receive one additional floating holiday;
- The parties will meet and discuss hazard pay;
- The parties will meet and discuss meal penalties if the newsrooms of WCBS 880 and 1010 WINS are combined;
- The company may provide commuter reimbursements for overnight shifts, a sixth and seventh day in a work week, inclement weather, or news emergency;
- No minimum call for upgraded shifts.
The 1010 WINS Bargaining Unit said, “This contract represents a very good deal for our members. We achieved wage increases for all Service Aides, Writers, and Editors, along with even greater wage improvements for News Production Assistants, with retroactivity to July when our old contract expired. We also won additional paid time off for both staff and freelance employees. We got a commitment from management to discuss certain other issues where we did not see eye-to-eye. All in all, the agreement is fair and we hope to work with management to further the issues we didn’t come to agreement on.”
In September, Writers Guild members at WCBS, WBBM and KNX unanimously ratified a new collective bargaining agreement with Audacy.
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