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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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The NewsGuild orders rerun election for sector president

So why have our members received notice for another election for president of The News Guild? Incumbent Bernie Lunzer defeated challenger Jon Schleuss 1,282 to 1,021 in the original election. But TNG's election committee has ordered a rerun due to appeals...

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GateHouse, Gannett merge as the newspaper industry’s consolidation escalates

The consolidation of the newspaper industry accelerated with the pending merger of GateHouse and Gannett. This deal, when completed within four to six months, will lead to a massive reduction in management and administrative personnel of the combined companies. The...

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UMG members ratify first contract at The Southern Illinoisan

United Media Guild members in The Southern Illinoisan newsroom unanimously approved its first collective bargaining agreement at the Carbondale-based newspaper owned by Lee Enterprises. That bargaining unit achieved its top bargaining goal of gaining a layoff procedure substantially guided by...

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Post-Dispatch columnist Tony Messenger wins Pulitzer Prize

Earlier this year the United Media Guild honored St. Louis Post-Dispatch columnist Tony Messenger with its Terry Hughes Award for exemplary journalism. His exposure of Missouri's "debtors prisons" stirred outrage and triggered change. Monday he won a something exponentially greater...

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Pay equity study at the Post-Dispatch identifies disparity

Promoting pay equity one of The NewsGuild's top national priorities in 2019. Examining the disparity in pay for men and women in the workplace is a mandate for each TNG Local. The United Media Guild conducted such a study at...

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National presidential election is looming for The NewsGuild

Los Angeles Times activist Jon Schleuss is running against incumbent Bernie Lunzer for president of The NewsGuild. Members in good standing of the United Media Guild -- those members who were paying dues at some point in the previous quarter...

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