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Nominations for 21st Annual Terry Hughes Award

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Nominations for 21st Annual Terry Hughes Award

Terry Hughes was 36 when she died of breast cancer on July 22, 1991.  A columnist for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, her writing was clear, witty and descriptive, with a flair for portraying society’s underdogs.  Some of her columns chronicled...

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UMG Members Choose Executive Committee

  Through its recent nomination process, which saw no offices contested, the United Media Guild's Executive Committee in 2013 will consist of the following: President: Jeff Gordon. First VP: David Carson. Second VP: Joe Kenny. Treasurer: Tim Logan. Secretary: Doug...

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Alfredo Pena to take helm at WIN

Our Workers Interfaith Network unit in Memphis is entering a new era. Founding executive director Rebekah Gienapp stepped aside after ten years and promoted the Guild's WIN unit chair Alfredo Pena to interim director. "The experience of motherhood has changed...

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State Journal-Register “overwhelmingly” votes Guild

By a vote of 26 to 4, newsroom employees at the Springfield, IL State Journal-Register sent a strong message to their management while forging a new direction for their newspaper.  Six weeks previously, the United Media Guild submitted signed authorization...

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A call for leadership

Long-time United Media Guild activist Barry Gilbert recently made this plea to his former Post-Dispatch colleagues via our UMG Facebook group: “I woke up this morning worrying about the Guild. Our ranks have been decimated, and of course so has...

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Facts about retiree settlement checks

  Please note that your settlement check envelope, which should be arriving any minute, looks EXACTLY like your pension check stub envelope.  DON'T THROW IT AWAY - there's a check inside!   Also, contrary to what we had been told,...

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Peoria Unit applauds Guild efforts in Springfield

Peoria Unit Chair Phil Luciano has this message for journalists at the Springfield State Journal-Register: We fight the same fight that you fight: to be able to do our jobs and receive fair compensation. But the newspaper industry continues to...

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Guild saves jobs with new Canton-GateHouse contract

From the NewsGuild.org comes news of how a strong Guild local can earn a fair contract with GateHouse: A year of bargaining highlighted by an active Guild mobilization campaign and off-the-record talks has culminated in a new contract for members...

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