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Farmworker Justice employees announce Mission Statement

We, the staff employees of Farmworker Justice, are asking FJ to voluntarily recognize us as unionized staff under the United Media Guild. We want to improve transparency and communication between management and staff regarding policy changes that impact all of...

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Farmworker Justice Staff Employees Join UMG!

From: Shannon Duffy Sent: Monday, September 12, 2022 2:33 PM To: restrada@farmworkerjustice.org Subject: Union Recognition   Ron Estrada CEO, Farmworker Justice Washington, DC September 12, 2022   Dear Ron, A majority of your staff employees have formed a union and...

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Wear red when you march in the Labor Day Parade this year (this year, we’re eighth in line!).

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Bargaining continues at the Southern Illinoisan

The United Media Guild and Lee Enterprises have been attempting to negotiate a successor agreement at The Southern Illinoisan since March. During that time, we have had five bargaining sessions. There has been some progress made. The Guild and Lee...

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Lee Enterprises rejects offer from Alden, touts its growth potential

Lee Enterprises continues to fight the hostile takeover bid from Alden Global Capital. Its Board of Directors rejected Alden’s bid of $24 per share after denying its bid to nominate three directors, citing its procedural errors. In late November Lee...

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UMG members ratify new agreement with the Post-Dispatch

Our members at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch overwhelmingly approved our new three-year contract with Lee Enterprises. Here is an overview of the agreement: The contract will create a new top step in each pay scale with an increase of 3...

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Post-Dispatch contract ratification vote to be held Dec. 6

United Media Members at the Post-Dispatch will hold a ratification vote via e-mail Monday, Dec. 6 on our tentative agreement with the company. Members will receive a ballot via email through the Election Runner software. If you can’t find your...

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TNG Locals call on Lee Enterprises Board of Directors to reject Alden bid

The NewsGuild-CWA locals representing journalists at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the Southern Illinoisan and other Lee Enterprises newspapers sent this letter to Lee’s Board of Directors: On behalf of the 12 unionized newsrooms of Lee Enterprises, and the journalists and...

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