The United Media Guild

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Post-Dispatch outsources its copy editing and design jobs

In a move the United Media Guild has long feared, Lee Enterprises announced it would move the design and copy-editing work at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch to its design/editing hub in Munster, Ind. Post-Dispatch management had long resisted the industry-wide...

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UMG honors Tony Messenger, Shawn Anglin and other members at awards dinner

The United Media Guild honored some of its top activists and one of its most accomplished journalists Thursday night at its annual Local Meeting and awards dinner. St. Louis Post-Dispatch columnist Tony Messenger won the Terry Hughes Award for exemplary...

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Sinking revenues force more Lee Enterprises cutbacks, draw shareholder scrutiny

The good news for Lee Enterprises: The company continues paying down its onerous debt at an accelerated rate. The bad news for Lee: Revenues keep declining, prompting cost-cutting that diminishes journalism content, its core product. The company is also drawing...

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UMG to hold Local Meeting and awards ceremony Feb. 7

The United Media Guild will hold a Local Meeting and awards ceremony starting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7 at Lombardo's Restaurant at the Drury Inn Union Station. The meeting is open to all members in good standing. Beverages will...

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Nominations sought for 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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Ho! Ho! Ho!

Companies that employ union and nonunion workers, work tirelessly to keep the two factions separated.  The last thing they want is everyone hanging out together and their nonunion workers begin to think about organizing ("Hey Boss, how come the union...

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Fight For 15 wins first contract!

Fast Food Organizers, represented by United Media Guild and employed by the National Fast Food Workers Union (an SEIU affiliate) ratified their first contract today.  The three year agreement includes a signing bonus, raises and a very generous benefits package,...

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UMG to hold Local, then Post-Dispatch unit meeting Dec. 12

The United Media Guild will hold a Local Meeting, then a St. Louis Post-Dispatch unit meeting Wednesday, Dec. 12, at its offices in St. Louis 1015 Locust Street, Suite 735. At the Local Meeting at 5:30 p.m., we will seek...

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