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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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UMG and Springfield News-Leader reach a Tentative Agreement on a first contract

In December of 2019, newsroom employees at the Springfield News-Leader signed authorization cards that triggered an NLRB election for union representation. Their efforts were successful and, after meetings to discuss and craft contract proposals, the United Media Guild began bargaining...

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Post-Dispatch members decline Lee Enterprises’ furlough request

Guild members at the Post-Dispatch voted 48-11 on Wednesday to decline Lee's request for two weeks of unpaid furlough. The vote was held digitally via Election Runner Per our collective bargaining agreement with Lee, the company could not impose furloughs...

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Guild urges Post-Dispatch members to reject Lee’s furlough request

The executive committee of the Post-Dispatch unit of the United Media Guild has been working over the past two weeks on the proposal by Lee management that asks our members to approve a plan that calls for each of our...

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Comptroller of New York State writes Gannett CEO Mike Reed

STATE OF NEW YORK OFFICE OF THE STATE COMPTROLLER   September 2, 2022 Mike Reed, Chairman & CEO Gannett Co., Inc. 7950 Jones Branch Drive McLean, VA 22107-0150 Dear Mr. Reed: I write as Trustee of the New York State...

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An update on the strike at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

by Jon Schleuss President, The NewsGuild If you’re a NewsGuild member, you’ve probably gotten a text from a striker (or maybe me!) in the last few days asking you to support our striking members here in Pittsburgh. We’ve been working...

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