Post-Dispatch unit sets priorities for bargaining

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Post-Dispatch unit sets priorities for bargaining

The United Media Guild's Post-Dispatch unit held its first meeting to set objectives for our upcoming bargaining for a new contract. Wages, advertising commission/bonus plans, health care, layoff procedure and parking were among the key topics. Our contract expires Sept....

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UMG to hold Post-Dispatch unit meetings, discuss bargaining

The United Media Guild will hold two Post-Dispatch unit meetings to discuss upcoming contract negotiations. The first meeting will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 5, at Missouri Bar and Grill on Tucker Blvd. The second...

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Layoffs Hit Post-Dispatch Newsroom

With revenues at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch continuing to decline, Lee Enterprises laid off four reporters and one photographer at the newspaper Monday. UMG's contract with the Post-Dispatch allows our members to volunteer to take the layoff in place of...

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The Southern Illinoisan newsroom votes to join UMG

Newsroom employees of The Southern Illinoisan voted unanimously Thursday to join the United Media Guild. The 12-0 vote means the eligible employees will be represented by the UMG as it bargains for its first labor contract with the newspaper's owner,...

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Southern Illinoisan moves to join UMG

The United Media Guild welcomes the journalists of the Southern Illinoisan, who formerly requested representation from the local Friday. The newsroom at the Southern will join another Lee Enterprises newspaper, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, in the UMG. Here is the...

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Lee Enterprises-owned Casper Star-Tribune votes in the Guild

Congratulations are in order for the newsroom of the Casper Star-Tribune, an award-winning newspaper in the Lee Enterprises chain. Journalists there voted overwhelmingly Feb. 27 to join the Denver News Guild. The United Media Guild represents employees at the St....

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Lee Enterprises loses revenue, cut staff, rewards top executives

As you would expect, Lee Enterprises executive chairman Mary Junck offered optimistic spin on the state of the company Wednesday at its annual shareholders meeting. "We have proven ourselves to be flexible and nimble at rethinking, repositioning and redeveloping all...

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Lee Enterprises newspaper in Wyoming votes to unionize

The United Media Guild salutes employees of the Casper Star-Tribune for seeking representation from the NewsGuild. The Star-Tribune has absorbed staff cut after staff cut ordered by its parent company, Lee Enterprises. Journalists realized they needed to gain a strong...

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