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

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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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Reminder to laid off employees: Use your flex spending accounts! Also: Come to the Dislocated Workers Program on August 17

  This past Friday, 13 unlucky Guild members, along with five managers and five production workers, were part of yet another round of cuts at the Post-Dispatch.  As is getting to be the routine around here, the layoffs occurred mere...

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Mary Junck gets $500,000 bonus

According to a Lee Enterprises filing with the SEC, CEO Mary Junck has received a $500,000 bonus related to Lee's successful refinancing.  Additionally, Carl Schmidt, vice president, CFO and treasurer, received  a $250,000 bonus. Junck and Schmidt are the fiscal geniuses who way overpaid...

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Federal Government Programs to Prevent Foreclosure

With many Guild members laid off and looking for work, we saw this information and thought that it might be  of assistance to some.  We'd also like to remind our members of the wonderful people who work at the United...

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Continuation of Health Care Coverage

Thanks to Suzanne Thomas, senior PR coordinator of eHealth Inc., who submitted this information to one of our members. Here are some tips to ride out unemployment while keeping your health insurance: First, check to see if you can get...

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Taking a furlough?

Minimize the harm - Maximize the money in your pocket With unpaid furloughs coming up, there are some things of which everyone should be aware.  You can collect unemployment during a furlough week. Here’s how it works: First, you must take...

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