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Guild signs 18-month contract extension with St. Louis Review.

This morning, following a ratification vote by the St. Louis Review bargaining unit, the United Media Guild signed an 18-month contract extension with the St. Louis Review.  The agreement contains no changes to the terms and conditions of employment but...

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Hello, Mr. Jones.

Mr. Allen Jones Gannett Missouri Publishing Inc.   December 6, 2020   Mr. Jones,   An overwhelming majority of newsroom employees at the Springfield News-Leader have signed union authorization cards stating that they desire to be represented by the United...

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Springfield (MO) News-Leader organizes!

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Post-Dispatch Safety Report

Your union heard concerns over numerous issues concerning the new Post-Dispatch Building and we have been meeting with company and city officials in order to address those concerns. Last night, for the first time since the move, all seven streetlights...

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UMG files grievance with NFFWU (employer of FightFor15 organizers) over layoffs. Calls it retaliation for complaining about supervisor.

Two fast food organizers employed by the National Fast Food Workers Union (an affiliate of the Service Employees International Union) were recently laid off from their jobs. The United Media Guild organized those NFFWU organizers in 2017 and, following a...

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Ho! Ho! Ho!

Companies that employ union and nonunion workers, work tirelessly to keep the two factions separated.  The last thing they want is everyone hanging out together and their nonunion workers begin to think about organizing ("Hey Boss, how come the union...

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Post-Dispatch members ratify new agreement

By a tally of 78-4, Post-Dispatch members ratified a new three-year agreement which will run through September 30, 2021.  The new agreement calls for 2% wage increases in the first and third years, free parking (which had suddenly become important...

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New Officers Announced

This past Thursday, at noon and 6 pm, a nomination meeting for Local Officers was held at the Guild Office, located at 1015 Locust St.  Members could show up and nominate someone for local office or, if they preferred, they...

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