All posts by Shannon

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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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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