The United Media Guild

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UMG Bargaining Lead sought to work with new Texas units

United Media Guild seeks candidates for a full-time Staff Representative/Contract Campaign Lead position starting remotely with work moving in-person to Texas when it becomes safe, for one year with a possible additional one year extension. This is a hands-on position...

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Lawrence Journal-World votes to join United Media Guild

Journalists at the Lawrence Journal-World have voted to unionize with the United Media Guild, Local 34067 with The NewsGuild-CWA. Due to the pandemic, balloting was conducted by mail earlier this month. The National Labor Relations Board office in suburban Kansas...

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FIGHT FOR 15 – The Year In Review

(Note:  The United Media Guild represents fast food organizers across the United States.) Greetings To All, What a year this has been! This year has been full of organizing, strikes, walkouts, car caravans, and monumental actions in the struggle for...

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NLRB mails ballots to Lawrence Journal-World employees

Breaking news! The ballots have arrived! (From the Lawrence Journalism Workers Guild Twitter account.) An update: "In three weeks, we believe the LJW Guild will finally be recognized as a union. Our ballots have been mailed to us, and they’ll...

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TNG president Jon Schleuss addresses Guild’s campaign against workplace harassment

This is a message from Jon Schleuss, president of The NewsGuild: As the president of our union, I’m responsible for improving our culture and eliminating barriers that make it difficult for survivors of harassment to come forward. I do not...

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NLRB schedules representation election (by mail) for Lawrence Journal-World newsroom employees!

The United States of America National Labor Relations Board has issued a NOTICE OF ELECTION For "All reporters and copy editors employed by the Employer at its facility located at 1035 3rd Street, Suite 101 B, Lawrence, Kansas, who were...

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Settlement reached at Southern Illinoisan over staffing arbitration case. Contract extension results.

A grievance regarding the use of freelance journalists to replace departed journalists at the Southern was filed several months back and slated for arbitration.  However, after continued attempts to settle the matter, the parties were able to reach a settlement...

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Lee Enterprises Changes Dependent Care Flex Spending Accounts

Lee Enterprises has announced a change its Dependent Care Flex Spending Account.  From Jan 1, 2021 through March 15, 2021, Lee employees will be able to pay for dependent cares services with money deposited into their accounts in 2020. Many...

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