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UMG member in “Fight for 15” campaign is suffering from coronavirus

A United Media Guild member who works for the National Fast Food Workers Union has become critically ill with the coronavirus. The Go Fund Me account set up for this individual's crisis has been disabled. We will update this post...

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Springfield News-Leader newsroom votes unanimously to join the United Media Guild

The newsroom of the Springfield (Mo.) News-Leader voted 13-0 on Friday to join the United Media Guild. Bargaining on a first contract there will begin shortly. We welcome this outstanding group of journalists to the UMG. They have continued doing...

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Lee Enterprises gets stronger with purchase of Warren Buffett’s chain, but Alden vultures lurk

From the United Media Guild’s perspective, a newspaper's best outcome is to find a buyer committed to supporting strong local journalism for the public good. But these days a newspaper is more likely to get caught up the consolation of...

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UMG to hold Local Meeting and awards ceremony Feb. 6

The United Media Guild will hold a Local Meeting and awards ceremony starting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6 at Lombardo's Restaurant at the Drury Inn Union Station. The meeting is open to all members in good standing. Beverages will...

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Nominations sought for Terry Hughes Award

Terry Hughes was 36 when she died of breast cancer on July 22, 1991.  A columnist for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, her writing was clear, witty and descriptive, with a flair for portraying society’s underdogs.  Some of her columns chronicled...

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Schleuss defeats Lunzer for TNG-CWA presidency

Challenger Jon Schleuss defeated incumbent Bernie Lunzer 1,979 to 1,514 in the rerun election for NewsGuild-CWA president. The CWA blocked a decision of the Guild Executive Council to establish a reasonable transition period, so Schleuss took office immediately. Lunzer narrowly won...

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TNG-CWA to hold presidential election debate on Oct. 26

The NewsGuild-CWA will sponsor a debate between the two candidates -- incumbent Bernie Lunzer and challenger Jon Schluess -- in the presidential election at 5:30 CDT Saturday, Oct. 26. Registration is open to all Guild members, those who are organizing...

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UMG will hold its retiree luncheon Nov. 7

The United Media Guild will hold its annual luncheon for retiree members at noon on Nov. 7 at Lombardo's Restaurant in the Drury Inn Union Station, 201 S. 20th St., St. Louis, Mo., 63103. The lunch is free for retiree...

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