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FightFor15 elects new unit chairs

Following the recent layoffs across the Midwest, our National Fast Food Workers Union bargaining unit was left without a unit chair and vice-chair.  A recent meeting of all NFFWU members was held on November 8, where that issue was discussed...

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Why “me too” language in a union contract is always a good idea!

Shannon, Today, TEGNA announced a discretionary appreciation bonus of $1,000 (subject to taxes, 401k deductions, and normal payroll deductions) for full-time and regularly scheduled part-time non-bargaining unit/non-manager employees to be paid on Friday, November 17th. Eligible non-bargaining unit employees must...

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New documentary shows hedge funds are destroying local journalism – Saturday night, Webster University

Stripped for Parts: American Journalism on the Brink A co-presentation with the Webster University Film Series. Directed by Rick Goldsmith U.S. | 2023 | Documentary 99 minutes Saturday November 11, 2023 at 7:30PM CST in the Winifred Moore Auditorium, 470...

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Legal Services of Eastern Missouri (LSEM) employees vote to join United Media Guild

Thursday, November 2, a Card Check (a process to determine whether or not a majority of employees favor forming a union) was conducted at Central Reform Congregation by Rabbi Susan Talve.  Rabbi Talve compared an employee list and signatures (provided...

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Paxton Media Group to buy The Southern Illinoisan, but not retain Guild-represented journalists

The United Media Guild was notified on Friday, Oct. 27 that Lee Enterprises has sold The Southern Illinoisan to Paxton Media Group.The announcement was made via a press release which employees of The Southern saw publicly posted on social media...

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‘One day stronger’: Union delegates provide huge boost to striking Pittsburgh workers at CWA Convention by Andrew Goldstein

ST. LOUIS — “In CWA we say, ‘one day longer, one day stronger,’” Newspaper Guild of Pittsburgh President Zack Tanner said Tuesday afternoon as he addressed the 79th Communications Workers of America Convention. For members of the Newspaper Guild of...

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NewsGuild Locals condemn Lee Enterprises for reducing its commitment to local journalism

The United Media Guild represents workers at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and The Southern Illinoisan, two newspapers owned by Lee Enterprises. The Southern Illinoisan has been especially hard hit by the company's reduced commitment to the print edition, which is...

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UMG to hold nominations meeting on June 8 for TNG Sector Conference, CWA Convention

The United Media Guild will meet to accept nominations for The NewsGuild Sector Conference and the CWA Convention on June 8 at 6 p.m.  at 1015 Locust, Suite 735 in St. Louis. Members can also make nominations via email to...

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