About Us

The United Media Guild, originally the St. Louis Newspaper Guild, is a local union within the NewsGuild-Communication Workers of America.  The NewsGuild was formed on Aug. 20, 1933 as the American Newspaper Guild. When the Guild merged with the CWA in 1997, our local  formally became TNG-CWA Local 36047.

We seek to advance the economic interests and improve t

he working conditions of our members. We fight for the craft of journalism and the sanctity of the First Amendment. Our members work to protect the news-gathering process and prevent the abuse of reporters.

We welcome the opportunity to help unionize workplaces at media companies and nonprofit organizations in the region. Interested workplaces should contact UMG Business Representative Shannon Duffy at sduffy@unitedmediaguild.org