Link library and other cool sites

Guild Constitution — Here are the rules governing this sector of the CWA.

CWA Constitution — Here are the rules governing this union.

Lee Watch – Get the latest news on Lee Enterprises, owners of the Post-Dispatch.

PeoriaWatchdog.com – The Peoria Unit of the United Media Guild.

Springfield Unit, UMG – Follow our right for a first contract at the State Journal Register.

Rockford Initiative — Follow our representation election campaign in Rockford and Freeport

Romenesko – Key journalism trade publication.

America’s front pages. Cool feature from the Newseum site.

Gateway Journalism Review – Formerly the St.  Louis Journalism Review.

Department of Labor – To get our LM2 filing for 2012, enter the file number “016-855” at the very top of the page.

Newspaper Guild’s 80th anniversary book – A great tribute to TNG’s purpose and history.

Journalist and Symposium on Women (JAWS) supports the professional empowerment and personal growth of women in journalism and works toward a more accurate portrayal of the whole society.

Maynard Institute – Improving Cultural Diversity within American Journalism

National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) – supports efforts to expand the role of Hispanics in Journalism.

Journalism Jobs – On-line clearinghouse for media professionals.

Union Plus – Learn about consumer benefits for union members and retirees.

CWA/NETT Academy — Guild members have access to training in areas like video editing and web development.

CWA/NETT Academy Scholarship Information — The CWA awards $50,000 in scholarships annually.

COBRA benefits explained – A primer on continuing your medical coverage during unemployment.

Working America – Championing good jobs and a just economy.

Activist’s library

Many times we have heard someone say, “We didn’t study labor history in school. How can I find out more about the labor movement?”

To help make that happen, Local 36047 has started an activist’s library. While it is admittedly small, we are just starting out (anyone out there have any good books you want to donate?) and hope to increase our inventory over time. We also have some books about newspapers, journalism, as well as other subjects that we think our members may want to read about, and are also compiling movies about the labor movement.

Any Guild member can sign out a book or movie at no cost. However, we do ask that you post a review of what you read/watched on the comment portion of this website.
What follows is a list of books we have so far:

Newspaperman
Richard H. Meeker, 1983
S.I. Newhouse and the business of news

Joseph Pulitzer II and the Post-Dispatch
Daniel W. Pfaff, 1991
A newspaperman’s life

A UNION of individuals
Daniel J. Leab, 1970
The formation of the American Newspaper Guild 1933-1936

Doing Ethics in Journalism (3rd edition)
Jay Black, Bob Steele and Ralph Barney, 1999
A handbook with case studies

Imperial Ambitions
Noam Chomsky, 2005
Conversations of the Post-9/11 world

Understanding Power
Noam Chomsky, 2002
The indispensable Chomsky

The Brothers Reuther and the Story of the UAW
Victor Reuther, 1976
A memoir

Paths to Union Renewal
Edited by Pradeep Kumar & Christopher Schenk, 2006
Canadian experiences

Can Labor Standards Improve Under Globalization?
Kimberly Ann Elliott, Richard B. Freeman, Institute for international economics, 2003

Global Capitalism
Jeffrey A. Frieden, 2006
Its fall and rise in the twentieth century

Taking History to Heart
James Green, 2000
The power of the past in building social movements

The little green handbook
Ron Nielsen, 2005
Seven trends shaping the future of our planet

Grassroots
Jennifer Baumgardner and Amy Richards, 2005
A field guide for feminist activism

Restoring the American Dream
Thomas A. Kochan, 2005
A Working Families’ Agenda for America

Churchill
Lord Moran, 1966
Taken from the Diaries of Lord Moran

The Oxford History of the American People
Samuel Eliot Morison, 1965

Suing for Peace
James P. Kimmel, Jr., J.D., 2005
A Guide for Resolving Life’s Conflicts without Lawyers, Guns or Money

A People’s History of the United States
Howard Zinn, 1980
The classic national bestseller