The United Media Guild

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UMG mourns the death of former UMG Executive Secretary Herb Goodrick

The United Media Guild has lost a gigantic figure in our local union's history. Long-time executive secretary Herb Goodrick died after lengthy illnesses. Goodrick led the St. Louis Newspaper Guild through many difficult negotiations at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and...

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ACLU of Missouri goes with the United Media Guild!

Recently, workers at the ACLU of MO reached out to the United Media Guild about forming a union where they work.  After meeting with several of the workers, UMG contacted the Executive Director, Luz Maria Henriquez, and informed her that...

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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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