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Kansas City Star journalists decide to unionize, join UMG

Journalists at the award-winning Kansas City Star have formed the Kansas City News Guild and sought voluntary recognition from the newspaper's management. The Kansas City News Guild will operate as a unit within the United Media Guild. This group will...

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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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