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

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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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Springfield, Rockford units ratify first contracts with GateHouse

Our members at the State Journal-Register in Springfield, Ill, and the Rockford Register Star unanimously ratified first contracts with GateHouse Media in separate votes this week. The Springfield unit voted to join the Guild in 2012 and Rockford followed in...

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GateHouse guts Peoria Journal Star newsroom

GateHouse Media announced the layoffs of five Peoria Journal Star journalists represented by the United Media Guild last week, adding to its massive reduction of that newsroom workforce. The casualties included reporters Chris Kaergard, Thomas Bruch and Aaron Ferguson as...

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GateHouse offers to end eternal pay freeze

Bargaining between the NewsGuild-CWA and GateHouse Media has resulted in a global agreement for all Guild represented newspapers currently owned by GateHouse. Those newspapers include United Media Guild units at the Peoria Journal Star, State Journal-Register, Pekin Daily Times, Rockford...

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UMG ratifies new contract at Pekin Daily Times

United Media Guild members at the Pekin Daily Times unanimously approved a new two-year collective bargaining agreement with GateHouse Media. In face of plummeting circulation at the newspaper and ongoing employee turnover, our members favored expedited bargaining that focused on...

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New Media shareholders share UMG’s concerns about GateHouse management

[caption id="attachment_2108" align="alignright" width="300"] Wes Edens[/caption] GateHouse Media's buying and slashing spree has led to the wholesale deterioration of once-great newspaper properties. The United Media Guild sees this damage daily while representing members at the Peoria Journal Star, State Journal-Register of...

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Wall Street sours on New Media Investment Group as its asset-stripping accelerates

So why did New Media Investment Group trade for $12.61 per Monday, down from nearly $20 per share last July? Investors are starting to share the dim long-term assessment the United Media Guild offered back in 2014, after the this...

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GateHouse, Digital First Media workers unite to fight for quality journalism

[caption id="attachment_2237" align="alignright" width="300"] Springfield journalists stand up for their craft.[/caption] WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 28, 2017) - A broad coalition of 1,500 unionized news workers will conduct a joint day of action on May 3 - World Press Freedom Day...

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