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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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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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Lee Enterprises Changes Dependent Care Flex Spending Accounts

Lee Enterprises has announced a change its Dependent Care Flex Spending Account.  From Jan 1, 2021 through March 15, 2021, Lee employees will be able to pay for dependent cares services with money deposited into their accounts in 2020. Many...

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Anybody get the number of that bus?

Chad Lawhorn, Publisher, Lawrence Journal-World Lawrence, KS   Hello, Mr. Lawhorn.                                                                      September 25,2020 My name is Shannon Duffy.  I am with the United Media Guild.  Your employees have organized and...

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Missouri Health Care For All: Brand new unit. Brand new contract!

Today, staff of Missouri Health Care For All (MHCFA), a statewide grassroots organization of activists engaged in health care advocacy, unanimously ratified its first contract. Congratulations MHCFA! The organization gave voluntary recognition a few months back and during that time,...

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In Kansas, “ACLU” apparently stands for “Another Corporate Lackey Unmasked.”

. . . and your little dog too!   In June the United Media Guild was contacted by employees at the ACLU of Kansas about forming a union. ACLU management, led by a former Google executive, Nadine Johnson, fought that...

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