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Gannett announces more layoffs in near future; Publications not yet identified.

Good Morning Shannon and Jeff: I wanted to let you know about the attached communication announcing further austerity measures within the Content Division that will be going out today.  These measures may affect various Guild bargaining units.  The announcements regarding...

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Some Post-Dispatch retirees will now receive their pension payments through an insurance company

Some Post-Dispatch retirees will start receiving their monthly pension payments from an insurance company instead of the Lee Enterprises pension plan. Lee Enterprises purchased group annuity contracts from insurance companies to transfer $86 million in pension fund liabilities. Such “lift...

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Guild and St. Louis Review reach a new Agreement

The United Media Guild has reached a new agreement with the St. Louis Review, a weekly newspaper published by the St. Louis Archdiocese.  As the Archdiocese goes through a challenging period of renewal, UMG salutes both the Archdiocese, led by...

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Pittsburgh Guild strikes Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

CONTACTS: ALEX McCANN SECRETARY, NEWSPAPER GUILD OF PITTSBURGH 724-814-0026 ALEXMCCANN21@GMAIL.COM ZACK TANNER PRESIDENT, NEWSPAPER GUILD OF PITTSBURGH 724-761-6969 ZACK@ZACKTANNER.COM OCTOBER 18, 2022 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NEWSPAPER GUILD OF PITTSBURGH NEWSROOM WORKERS BEGIN UNFAIR LABOR PRACTICE STRIKE AGAINST PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE The...

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Gannett unions offer protections against latest cost-cutting measures — for now

digiday.com     https://digiday.com/?p=470665 Sara Guaglione 6-8 minutes Gannett employees were hit with a devastating blow on Wednesday afternoon, when the company announced a number of cost-cutting measures impacting staff’s pay and benefits. But employees who are members of newsroom...

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What does Gannett’s recent Town Hall announcements mean to our members?

I realize that everyone is freaking out about Gannett's recently announced "changes."  But it's important to remember that most of Gannett's properties are not organized.  Those workers are 'at-will' workers and don't enjoy any statutory rights (unlike union workers).  So,...

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Virtual Rally Tonight! Support Gannett Journalists!

Public supporters of Gannett Unions are invited to a virtual rally this Thursday night, “Save local news: Gannett journalists speak out,” hosted by The NewsGuild-CWA. Whether you’re a union or non-union journalist, a supporter of local news, a member of the...

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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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