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UMG Bargaining Lead sought to work with new Texas units

United Media Guild seeks candidates for a full-time Staff Representative/Contract Campaign Lead position starting remotely with work moving in-person to Texas when it becomes safe, for one year with a possible additional one year extension. This is a hands-on position...

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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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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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ACLU of Kansas staff joins UMG, gains voluntary recognition

The ACLU of Kansas and the United Media Guild have entered into a voluntary recognition agreement which recognizes the Union as the representative of covered ACLU of Kansas staffers.  The voluntary recognition agreement included a “card check,” administered today by...

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ACLU of Kansas staff files for election to join UMG

ACLU of Kansas workers have solidified their mission of protecting and expanding constitutional rights in their own workplace by unionizing with the United Media Guild, Local 36047. On Tuesday, June 23rd, the workers filed for an election with the National...

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Lee Enterprises saved $10 million with layoffs, furloughs and pay cuts this quarter

Lee Enterprises, parent company of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and The Southern Illinoisan, saved $10 million during the current quarter through layoffs, furloughs and pay cuts. The company also cut capital expenditures by more than 25 percent. Due to the...

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UMG raises journalism concerns at Gannett shareholders meeting

The United Media Guild raised concerns about the state of journalism in Gannett during the company’s annual shareholders meeting Monday morning. The event, held virtually due to the ongoing pandemic, was the first since the GateHouse-Gannett merger. On behalf of...

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State Journal-Register journalists successfully challenge early deadlines for print edition

Across  the country, newspapers are moving deadlines from late evening to late afternoon as part of the ongoing consolidation of printing, page design and copy-editing functions. Such move-ups prevent journalists from getting night news (meetings, sports events, crime, fires) in...

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